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MUS 370W: Music and Storytelling: Books

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Google Books
Find thousands of books complete online. Search the full text of everything Google has scanned. Where the complete text isn't available, use the built-in tool to find the nearest library holding the title.

HathiTrust
A digital archive of library materials that have been converted from print.

Internet Text Archive, including Open Library.

About Call Numbers

Scores and Books have call numbers beginning with

M for scores
ML for music literature
MT for instruction and study.

These numbers follow the Library of Congress Classification System.

Media call numbers at Emory start with

CD for compact disc
DISC for LP (vinyl) phonodiscs
DVD for DVDs

CDs and DVDs in the lending collection check out to students for 3 days.

Books at Emory

DiscoverE is the catalog of the Emory Libraries.  Use it to find

  • Books
  • Scores
  • CDs, DVDs, and other media
  • Journals and newspapers
  • Online resources
  • Other materials

Wildcards: ? for a single character, * for multiple characters.

Basics of Searching

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.
  •  Combine terms using Advanced Search, or by using operators (AND, OR, NOT, etc.).

Books at Other Libraries: WorldCat

WorldCat
Catalog of the holdings of over 11,000 libraries in the U.S. and various libraries abroad.  Includes books, sound recordings, videos, electronic resources, and other materials.  Use this to find out what exists outside Emory.

Truncation symbol: * (use after 3 or more characters)
Plurals: + finds plurals formed with either -s or -es. wax+ finds wax and waxes.

Interlibrary Loan

Emory's Interlibrary Loan service can get items you need from other libraries.

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