This guide contains instructions for finding music materials in the library classic catalog. For additional assistance, contact the Music Library. You can also try One Search for a broad search across library collections.
Music Scores and Recordings - Keyword Searching
Music Scores and Recordings - Alphabetical Searching
Materials About a Composer/Performer or Topic/Subject
School of Music Recordings
If you want to find materials about someone, they will be the subject of the work, not the author.
Tip: Besides the library classic catalog, look in in Oxford Music Online, which includes the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (also available in print at Ref ML100.N48 2001) or search for journal articles.
Tip: If you already know the exact title of a book and want to see if the library has a copy, go to the library classic catalog, select "Title Alphabetical" and type in the title, omitting the articles a, an, the. This method only works for books. It does not work consistently for scores/recordings!
Alternate subject method to return an alphabetical list (alphabetical searching)