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MU 182B Emotion and Meaning in Music: Find Recordings/videos

Hot Tips!

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

  • After searching via BOOKS AND MEDIA, select the appropriate format (CD, DVD, etc.) you want from the left-hand navigation bar.

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

  • After searching, select the appropriate format (CD, DVD, etc.) you want from the left-hand navigation bar.

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.

Search Examples:

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

Daryll Stevens's picture
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