Use KEYWORD searching initially to identify relevant records.
Use SUBJECT/DESCRIPTOR searching using terms you find on relevant records.
Use TRUNCATION (i.e., shortening a word to its root or base form using a designated symbol, such as ?, * !, $) for words that might:
When searching for a piece in MaagNET, do an AUTHOR search for the composer (lastname, firstname) and you will get a list of all the compositions (including those within a CD or score) in alphabetical order.
If the piece is contained in a larger work, there will be a link to that larger work.
To find a score or recording of a particular musical work in MaagNET, the OhioLINK Catalog, WorldCat, or Naxos Music Library, you will need the information below:
You can find these pieces of information using various library resources:
MaagNET: Search by title, author, or keyword.
OhioLINK Library Catalog: Search by title, author, or keyword.
WorldCat: Catalog of books and other materials held by libraries worldwide. Use the InterLibrary Loan Book Request Form for materials not available in MaagNET or OhioLINK.
When using research databases off campus, you will be asked to authenticate with your name and YSU ID#. For a complete list of available databases, visit the A-Z Research Databases list.
Grove Music Online: Gateway to Grove Music Online, with access to The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music. Authoritative resource for music research with over 52,000 articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars charting the diverse history and cultures of music around the globe.
New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians: Eighth edition of Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Contains articles commissioned specifically for the site as well as articles from New Grove 2001, Grove Opera, and Grove Jazz.
Oxford Music Online: Portal for Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music. Authoritative resource for music research with over 52,000 articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars charting the diverse history and cultures of music around the globe.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature: Index and abstracts of articles, books, dissertations, conferences, and other literature on music.
ArkivMusic.com: Find useful information about specific compositions.