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MU221 Black Music Matters: The Magical Negrx: Find Recordings/videos

MU221 Black Music Matters: The Magical Negrx

Hot Tips: Searching the Tiger catalog for recordings/videos!

Just looking for a sound recording or video (DVD, etc)?

  • Select AUDIO/VIDEO from the drop down box for searching.


Use an AUTHOR search to find sound/video recordings of composers and performers.

  • REMEMBER! You must use Last Name, First Name when conducting an AUTHOR search:

                  Heron, Gil Scott

  • Use a SUBJECT search to find recordings of genres:


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Music 24/7! Streamed Audio.....and Video

Check this out!  The Music Library provides streamed audio, available 24/7.  You'll find  many recordings of black music in Music Online.

Kanopy video streaming service includes many films related to Black music.  Check out these searches:

You can also search by names and other topics to find more films.

Finding Recordings: Tiger, Prospector and WorldCat

Yes, there is Youtube, etc!  But, you also have access to recordings  from three library catalogs -- TIGER, Prospector, and WorldCat:

  • TIGER includes all of the recordings owned by campus libraries
  • Prospector gives you access to media in over 45 regional libraries
  • WorldCat lists library holdings nationwide

Delivery Times

  • Prospector: 3-5 business days
  • WorldCat (Interlibrary Loan): 5-10 business days

Search Tips

When searching TIGER, Prospector, and WorldCat, try to


  • Use broad keywords from your class reading to begin your search.
  • Refine your searches by adding keywords.
  • Click on the subject headings of interesting sound/video recordings to find similar materials and more search terms.
  • Try the Library of Congress Authorities and Vocabularies thesaurus to find variations of keywords and subject headings.


Think Broadly. Remember to think broadly when searching for materials - that is, to realize that your specific topic will probably be treated in books 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.


Search Examples:


  • Keyword (limited to Audio/Video drop down box)
  • Subject (limited to Audio/Video drop down box)-by doing this you'll see a variety of useful subject headings.            You'll see many subject headings.


Of course, you will also want to search for recordings with more specific information, such as performers, composers, titles of works.


Music Librarian

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Daryll Stevens
The fastest way to reach me is via the "Email Me" link above. You may also reach me at 389-6126, or 389-6560

Online Sources

National Jukebox (pre-1925)
Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress. You can browse Popular Music by genre.

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