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Music: Subject Guide: Books

Resources for your Music research in the SLC and on the Web.

Finding Books

Keyword & Subject Searching

WorldCat Local is the library's online catalog.  Search it to find out what books, e-books, scores, videos, DVD's, CD's and more are available in our library's collection. You can start with a Keyword search on your topic.

It is especially helpful to know subject headings used for your topic so that you can do a Subject search. Always ask a librarian for help if you are not finding what you need. It may simply be a matter of figuring out the right terminology.

Here are a  few examples of subject headings (used in WorldCat Local and many other databases as well):

  • Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750
  • Cantatas, Secular—Scores
  • Compact discs
  • Composers--Austria--Biography
  • Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847
  • Music—History and criticism
  • Sound recordings
  • Symphonies--Scores

Having Trouble?

Having trouble finding the book you need in WorldCat Local? Try these helpful links: