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Gerald R. Sherratt Library

 

Music: Composers/Performers

Search tips for books

Subject headings, and names used as headings, are always spelled the same way, but names may spelled differently in book and article titles

TIPS:

1)  Always use truncation
     Just enter the last name, then add the ? after it to search for any possible endings


     (i.e.: Beethoven?) 
   will yield results with possessives, such as
     Beethoven's Life

2) Try alternate spellings of composer names

     (i.e.: Tchaikovsky OR Tchaikowsky OR Chaikovsky etc.) 

3) Remember:  using a name as a subject will bring up works about someone; using a name as an author will bring up work only by them

Music biography reference books, General (print)

Music biography sites