Tips for finding music in the catalog

  • Author--Search by author to find music by a particular artist, composer or performer, for example "Santana, Carlos", "Gershwin, George", or "Clapton, Eric."  Last name goes first.
  • Title--Search for the title of an album, song, concert, ballet or opera to find a recording, for example, "Carmen", "Rent", "Rhapsody in Blue" or "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan."
  • Subject--Search by subject to find recordings of a particular type or genre of music, for example, "Popular Music--Mexico" or "Concert Films."
  • Search tip: if your search yields many results that are not CDs or DVDs, limit results by format.

Explore Music & Musicians

Find out about your favorite musicians using the library's biography resource, Biography Reference Center.  Search for people by name, or by birth and death year, birth and death place, nationality, ethnicity, occupation, or gender.

Biography Reference Center

Locate music reviews, music news, and the latest releases on these sites:


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