Sometimes when you are searching you already know the title and or author. In that case it's best to do an author or title search in the library catalog. However, there will be many times when you don't know exactly what you are looking for, and then a keyword or subject search will be necessary.
1. Start with what you know.
2. Combine terms with terms "and," "or," and "not." Put phrases in quotes.
As you look at your results, you should look at any subject headings listed in items that look useful. You can click on these subject headings from a record or perform a subject search to get to more items like the one you started with.
See our detailed guide on using the catalog to find music materials.