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The Research Hub

For current AES and FYS Courses and a great starting point for anyone's research.

Searching Books and Media


WorldCat@SU s the library's catalog. You can search for books, articles, videos, and other items at Smith Library Center and libraries worldwide.

If you see something we don't own, you can request those books using Get It!.

Subject Headings are very specific categories assigned to resources. They constitute a "closed vocabulary." They are terms and phrases created by librarians that describe the content of materials. Librarians classify books in these categories. Clicking on a subject heading link in WorldCat@SU will take you to a list of other books with that heading. It's one way to do research. Keyword searching is another.



The library subscribes to many databases in which you can find music-related content and media. (See listing below.)


You can search for music scores SLC owns in our catalog, Worldcat@SU. Print scores are shelved on the 3rd floor.

Ask at the InfoDesk if you need help finding a print score.

In the library's Special Collections, you can use rare and unique books and manuscripts applicable to your research topic.

There are many primary sources and one-of-a-kind items in these collections. Students are VERY welcome to use these materials for their papers/projects, or just for personal curiosity. 

The oldest item in Special Collections is a cuneiform tablet from approximately 2000 BCE (left).

Special Collections staff is more than happy to help you access these historical and unique items. SC has special hours, so check the library's website.