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Music 171 -- Introduction to the World's Music -- Dr. Donald Henriques

Some searching tips

There are several ways to do searches in the online catalog.  One of the best ways to search for music is to search using keywords.

There are terms that will provide the best results.

Examples of such terms include name of composers, names of editors, names of publishers (e.g. henle), numbers (e.g. opus numbers, BWV numbers, Köchel numbers, etc.), genre or form terms, distinctive titles, and names of instruments.


  • brahms and 118 (will find records containing Brahms’s op. 118)
  • pavan or pavane (will find records with either spelling)
  • purcell not dido (will find works by Purcell, except for those with the word “Dido” in them.)
  • “nozze di figaro” (using "" will find records containing the phrase)
  • brahms and intermezz? (example of truncation using the question mark sign)
  • trios and clarinet and bassoon


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