Why do a subject search?
How can I modify these subject headings?
What is a subject search?
Items at the Music Library are cataloged by subject headings devised by the Library of Congress. These headings are used by most American academic libraries. The purpose of subject headings is to provide a uniform means of classifying items.
To retrieve the most relevant items, search for materials using these headings.
How do I do a subject search?
In Quicksearch Books+, do a basic search. Type a subject heading (ex. "choruses") into the search box, then select "subject " from the drop-down menu. A list of different results related to the subject will appear. Scroll down to see the Subject facets on the left.
You may do an Advanced Search to combine subject terms with other terms such as composers, performers, and titles. Try to limit the number of terms or "phrases within quotation marks" to two per box, for greater precision.