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We are excited to share our new Library catalog and search tool! We hope that you will find it easy to search and explore our collections. If you need help, have questions, or want to share feedback, visit the Ask a Librarian page.

Basic Music Research: Methods and Resources

Basic Research method, Evaluating sources, Citation styles and scholarly communication, basic music research sources

DISCOVER - search books, articles, media, and more - all at the same time.

 This is the only place you can search for an article by its title.

 This is the only place you can search several streamed audio databases at once.

VASSAR'S ONLINE CATALOG - search the online catalog for books, journals, and media but NOT articles. 

The Vassar College Libraries Online Catalog includes much of the Music Library Collection.

 Maximizes use of subject headings.

 Browse shelves by call number.

The Advanced Search allows for initial searching by author, title, subject and the additional of qualifiers such as format and language.

The MUSIC LIBRARY CARD CATALOG -  pre-1978 scores and LP sound recordings are not yet represented in the online catalog

Use the Music Library Card Catalog (Music Library, First Floor) to find older scores and LP recordings, not yet included in the Vassar Libraries Online Catalog.