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Music Research

guide to resources for music research, both in the Blume Library and online

Find Music CDs

You will want to use a keyword search, in Discover, to find sound recordings. Some possibilities include the uniform title, the instrument, the type of work (concerto, opera, quartet, symphony, etc.), the composer, any numbers associated with the composer (like the Mozart's catalog numbers like k 626), and more. Most sound recordings in our collection come from our Music CD collection. However, you may also find books with additional sound recordings in Discover.

Music CDs are kept behind the Circulation Desk. Please ask for them by call number

You can search Discover or the Library Catalog for music cds. The example, below, shows a search in Discover.

Locate Sound Recordings in Discover

Steps to Locate Sound Recordings / Music CDs

  1. Search by keyword. You can put items in quotes to search by phrase (e.g. "mixed voices"), use Boolean operators (e.g. (symphony OR concerto), by the composer's name, piece of music, etc.
  2. Once you have searched, limit your Location to Music/Videos. This limit will find items in the Blume Library's collection.
  3. Also, but not shown: You can limit by Source Type to Audio (if available). This will find physical items as well as audio available online.

image from a Discover search for "Mozart" with the limit on Location to Music/Videos