Tutt Library Research Guides
Internet Archive's Live Music library. etree.org is a community committed to providing the highest quality live concerts in a lossless, downloadable format. The Internet Archive has teamed up with etree.org to preserve and archive as many live concerts as possible for current and future generations to enjoy.
If you want to find performances or works by an artist, perform an AUTHOR search in the Tiger catalog. This will bring up our holdings of anything she has created (scores, recordings, writings, etc).
If you want to find out about a popular musician, perform a SUBJECT search. Everyone is a SUBJECT!
IMPORTANT!! You must use the convention of Last Name, First Name when using AUTHOR or SUBJECT searches!
You can limit your search in the following ways:
Try the above techniques as you search for works by and information about Miles Davis.
Many contemporary performers have websites with sound files and biographical information.
BROWSE THE SHELVES!--You'll find sources you weren't expecting!
Libraries shelve like topics together; browsing will help you find something surprisingly useful that you may not have noticed in the Tiger catalog. Try the following call number ranges in both libraries (althought Tutt is your best bet):
Libraries also shelve similar types of musical works together. Search for these in the Music Library.
You can use Prospector to widen your search, including items that aren't owned by CC libraries or are checked out.
To further extend your search, use WorldCat. This is often the best way to find obscure items. Items typically arrive within 2 weeks. Materials you find inside Colorado are better ordered through Prospector.
These resources are a great way to
SUBJECT HEADINGS are a great way to widen your search, leading you to information about a musical-not just a score or recording of a musical.
The best way to find suitable headings is to look in a record you pull up during a search.
Here's a good way to mine SUBJECT HEADINGS:
Compare these searches:
Pop* music* 3894 results.
An asterisk is a truncation device that allows you to search for all letters coming after the root word you're using: music* searches musicals, musics, musician, etc.
Check this out: Perform a SUBJECT SEARCH, selecting VIEW ENTIRE COLLECTION, on the term "Popular Music". You'll find an extensive list (49 pages) of subjects illuminating various aspects of popular music. Click on some of these headings to discover more resources.
List, courtesy of Jason Viche, San Francisco State University: