Tutt Library Research Guides
Use a TITLE search. You can limit your search in the following ways:
Try the above techniques as you search for the musical SOUTH PACIFIC.
If you want to find musicals by a composer, do an AUTHOR search in the Tiger catalog. This will bring up anything she has created (scores, recordings, writings, etc).
If you want to find out about a composer, do a SUBJECT search.
IMPORTANT!! You must use the convention of Last Name, First Name when using AUTHOR or SUBJECT searches!
Many contemporary composers 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 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.
RILM covers all types of publications on music, in all media: books, journals, online resources, research-based sound recordings and films, dissertations, and more (see a complete list of document types). Publications represented in RILM originate from 151 countries, from Albania to Zimbabwe. Articles in many languages with English titles. Not much full text, but very comprehensive coverage-and articles may be linked to other sources for full text-otherwise you can order through interlibrary loan. Try this!
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:
Musicals-United States 40+ results
musical* United States 514 results.
An asterisk is a truncation device that allows you to search for all letters coming after the root word you're using: musical* searches musical, musicals, etc.
Major hint: Perform a SUBJECT SEARCH, selecting VIEW ENTIRE COLLECTION, on the term "Musicals". You'll find an extensive list of subjects relating to musicals. Click on these links to discover more resources.
Useful headings from this list:
There are many more to choose from!