Don't forget --
Use KEYWORD searching initially to ID relevant records.
Use SUBJECT/DESCRIPTOR searching using terms you find on relevant records.
Use TRUNCATION for words that might:
To find a score or recording of a particular musical work in the MaagNET, OhioLINK, WorldCat, or Naxos Music Online, you will need information about the following:
You can find these piece of information using various resources in the Library or on the Libraries' Website. Some of the most useful are:
MaagNET - just doing a simple keyword search using information you already know can yield helpful information!
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, print version: REF ML 100 .N48 1980) - this can give you the full names of composers, their country of origin, and, in some cases, complete information about various compositions, including when the piece was written, its nickname (if any), its opus number or thematic catalog number (if applicable), and its original title, key, and instrumentation. Be sure to look for the list of a composer's works following the biographical information in the Grove main entry for that composer.
WorldCat - you also can find much of this information in the various bibliographic records for the musical work in WorldCat. The author field of the records will include the full name and dates of the composer and the uniform title will provide the original title, language, and any relevant sequence, opus, or thematic catalog numbers associated with the piece. Instrumentation is often provided as well. Nicknames may be in the title, notes, or alternative title fields.
ArkivMusic.com - also can provide much useful information about specific compositions.