Music: Searching the Library Catalog for Women in Music

Music Research Portal

Search the Library Catalog for Women in Music

  • The library catalog, USearch, can help you hone in on your research topic as you find materials that we have access to on campus.
  • You can use the Basic Search with keywords related to your topic or composer/performer/conductor:
    • EXAMPLE: Clara Schumann AND piano
    • EXAMPLE: Orchestra AND american women composers [searching the catalog does not require capitals]
  • See the tab on this guide called "Using the Library Catalog to Find Music and Music Research Resources" for a video tutorial. You can also contact the music librarian for a quick consult.
  • You can also use keyword combinations in the Advanced Search. But, you can also take advantage of SUBJECT HEADINGS and are part of the controlled vocabulary of the Library of Congress.
  • Here's one example below (see image as well):
    • Choose "Subject" -- "is (exact) -- "feminism and music" -- Search:

Examples of Library of Congress Subject Heading Searches and Linked Results:

Music Librarian

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Lisa Chaufty
School of Music
1375 E. Presidents Circle
McKay Music Library,
Room 100
Subjects: Music
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