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 jazz figure, 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 jazz artist or genre-not just a score or recording/video of a jazz musician/style.
The best way to find suitable headings is to look in a record you pull up during a search in the Books & Media catalog.
Here's a good way to mine SUBJECT HEADINGS:
A WORD search will usually reveal more results than a SUBJECT search.
Compare these searches: