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MU182: Emotion and Meaning in Music: Find Recordings/videos

Hot Tips!

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!

Music 24/7! Streamed Audio...


The Music Library provides streamed audio, available 24/7 in two ways:

  • Course Audio Reserves  linked from your Canvas course pages.  Access is limited to students enrolled in the course.

Find Recordings/Videos: Library Catalog, Prospector, and WorldCat

You have access to recordings  from three sources -- the Catalog, Prospector, and WorldCat:

  • Catalog: includes all of the recordings owned by campus libraries
  • Prospector gives you access to media in 22 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 the Catalog, 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 View Entire Collection)-by doing this you'll see a variety of useful subject headings.            You'll see the Subject Heading you want in the results list!


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

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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