Tutt Library Research Guides
The Music Library provides streamed audio, available 24/7 in two ways:
Just looking for a sound recording or video (DVD, etc)?
Use an AUTHOR search to find sound/video recordings of composers and performers.
You can also use a TITLE search if the name of the work is distinctive, as in Ma fin est mon commencement or My bonnie lass she smileth. If the work has a generic title, like Mass, or Concerto Grosso, you will be better off using a KEYWORD search, using name of the composer and name of the piece.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BROWSING!!
Because many pieces in early Western music are short and exist on single CDs presenting works by many composers, you will also have great success browsing through our collections shelved by time period. Browse through the Anth-Me and Anth-Re sections in the Seay Library. Ask a librarian to help you locate these areas.
You have access to recordings from three sources -- the Catalog, Prospector, and WorldCat:
When searching the Catalog, Prospector, and WorldCat, try to
Think Broadly. Remember to think broadly when searching for materials - that is, to realize that your specific topic will probably be treated in recordings that cover a broader subject.
Once you find a resource relevant to your topic, use subject headings to help you find more.
To limit your results to recordings (sound/video), select Audio/Video from the drop down box.