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.