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Using the Library Catalog

Music Collection
Daniel A. Reed Library

State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3117

Using the Library Catalog to Search for Music

Below are some common questions illustrating various ways to search for materials in the library's online catalog - ALEPH

Q: How do I find compact discs?

A: Using the Advanced Search, type the name of a composer, title, performer, or combination, and then use the "Format" drop-down box to select "Compact Disc" as the format limiter.

Q: How do I locate a miniature study score of Beethoven's op. 18 set of string quartets?

A: Using the Advanced Search, type Beethoven, then the number 18 (without the "op."); use the "Location" drop-down to select "Music Miniature Scores" as the location limiter.

Q: How do I find books about opera?

A: Using the Advanced Search, change the "Field to Search" to Subject. Type in the word opera (singular) in the adjacent field, and then use the "Format" drop-down box to select "Books" as the format limiter.

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