There are two recording collections in the Music Library
1. Yale Library's online catalog, Orbis, is the place to start. Try a simple keyword search such as: brahms piano music and make sure to use the Quick Limit - Music Printed and Manuscript - (more examples of keyword searches)
2. From the resulting list of titles, click on the author's name (sometimes title) to see more information.
3. To find the score in the library take note of the Location, Call Number and Status.
This example above shows that the book is in the Music Library on regular shelf and is available. Other possible score locations include the SML stacks, the LSF, Drama Library (now Arts), Beinecke, & MSSA.
Refine Your Search
TIP 1 - When the record displays, take note of the Uniform Title, Subjects, and Notes fields which may suggest terms that will allow you to refine your search.
TIP 2 - There are "power terms" that you should try using in your searches. They will provide the best results. Examples of such terms include name of composers, names of editors, names of publishers (e.g. henle), numbers (e.g. opus numbers, BWV numbers, Köchel numbers, etc.), genre or form terms, distinctive titles, and names of instruments.
HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF SUCH SEARCHES
Additional examples of keyword searchers for finding scores
The Gilmore Music Library is where you will find the most of Yale's music collections as well as staff to help you use them.