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MUS 426C: Literature (Studio Strings)

Using OneSearch to Find Scores

If you are looking for a recording of a viola sonata published in the last 10 years:

  1. Word search: Viola retrieves over 331,000 bibliographic records
  2. Advanced search: viola AND sonata retrieves over 22,000 records
  3. Limiting "Publication Date" to 2011-2021 retrieves around 4,500 records
  4. Under "Subject," Sonatas (viola and piano) retrieves 273 records
  5. Under "resource Type," Scores retrieves 29 records

Uniform Titles

The uniform title identifies an item if it has appeared under varying titles. This is especially important in music.

Example:

 

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791.
Concertos, piano, orchestra, K. 488, A major        [uniform title]
Concerto in A major for piano, K. 488 ….                  [title on item]

 

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791.     

Concertos, piano, orchestra, K. 488, A major        [uniform title]
Konzert A Dur, K. 488, fur Klavier ….                       [title on item]
 

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791.
Concertos, piano, orchestra, K. 488, A major        [uniform title]
Piano concerto in A major, K. 488 ….                        [title on item]

Searching for Sheet Music

  • Search for the composer as the author
  • Search for the instrumentation as the subject
  • Search for the title as the title

Still not finding it?

  • Check the spelling of the composer's name. Searching for just the composer, find a piece by your composer then scroll down to the bottom of the record and check to see what spelling is used.
  • Check the title. Are you searching by a nickname title such as "Eroica" and not the opus number? Searching for just the piece, look to see what other titles it might go by.
  • Ask a librarian, that's what we're here for!