Library catalogs typically list books, recordings, scores, journal titles, microforms, electronic resources — everything but articles. To find articles, search printed indexes and online article databases. Scroll down for tips on searching.
Tips on Searching Catalogs
You can search by KEYWORDS, but you may get more satisfactory results by AUTHOR, SUBJECT, or TITLE searching:
- By dancer or company or choreographer (AUTHOR search). Examples: Baryshnikov, Mikhail or Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater or Tharp, Twyla
- By "unique" title (TITLE or KEYWORD search). Examples: West Side Story or Billy the Kid (not generic titles like Symphony no. 1 or Concerto in D)
- By dance type/form (SUBJECT search). Examples: ballets or tangos
- By instrumentation (SUBJECT or KEYWORD search), Example: flute and guitar music
- By performers (AUTHOR search). Examples: Cleveland Orchestra or Nureyev, Rudolf
You can narrow the results of your search to sound recordings, videos, or books, etc., by first performing an AUTHOR, TITLE, SUBJECT, or KEYWORD search, and then choosing the LIMIT /SORT or MODIFY SEARCH option and selecting MATERIAL TYPE, then MUSIC RECORD (for recordings) or SERIAL/JOURNAL (for magazines) or BOOK, and then clicking FIND or SUBMIT.