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Music 200 - Archetto - Spring 2021

Finding Books in the Emory Catalogue: 

Use discoverE to find books at Emory, as well as CDs, DVDs, and scores.

Basics of Searching

  • Searching personal names
    • For works about a person, search the person’s name as a subject.
    • For works (books, films, etc.) by a person, search the name as an author.
    • Composers and performers are considered authors.
  • Searching by subject
    • Use the catalog's terminology (sometimes called "controlled vocabulary").
    • When you find any useful title, look at the whole catalog record and find the subject heading(s) assigned to that title.  Then search on those headings to find similar titles.

For example, search for John Coltrane, use the "Refine Search Results" box to limit your choices by "Type" (books, scores, audio, etc.) or limit to Library (Oxford, Woodruff, Marian Heilbrun Music, etc.)

How to Find Books Beyond Emory's Catalogue:

You can search WORLDCAT to see what exists outside Emory. Another library (out of more than 11,000) may have what you need. You may borrow these books via Interlibrary Loan - see instructions below.

Interlibrary Loan: 

Emory's Interlibrary Loan service can get items for you from libraries outside Emory.

Create Your Account with the Interlibrary Loan system - called ILLIAD.