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MUS 781 Introduction to Music Bibliography

The purpose of this guide is to organize the most relevant USD Library resources for participants in MUS 781.


> Tips

> Using the USD Library Catalog interface

> Searching for printed music (Classic catalog)

> Searching for audio and video (Classic catalog)

> Online audio


> Title searching works well when searching for books and journals; however, 'Keyword' searching is recommended when looking for musical scores and recordings because it can be difficult to predict how a title will appear on a score or CD.

> If you know the composer and title, combine terms from both for your search. For example brahms "string quartets"

> If you want to find scores or parts, you can include terms in your keyword search to help narrow it down, like "vocal scores" or parts.

> If you specifically want a CD and not an LP, include digital in your keyword search. This elminates most, but not all, of the LPs.

Online Audio

The University Libraries provides Naxos Music Library which contains a comprehensive collection of classical music online and offers the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Da Capo catalogues as well as Jazz and World music, educational products and a growing range of historical recordings featuring the biggest performers in the history of classical music. Multiple users can simultaneously listen to the same content or different contents at the same time.

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