Starting Your Research in Music

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WSU and WorldCat catalogs

Find Sheet Music in the Krueger Library

Here's how to find sheet music using the Krueger Library catalog:

  1. From the library homepage, select the WSU Library Catalog link under the Find Books & More heading.

  2. Select the Advanced search option, a link just to the right of the search box.

  3. Select Music Score from the Format menu.

  4. Enter your search terms.
    • Either search All Fields This searches all fields, including title, author, description, and so on.

    • Or, change the All Fields menu to select a specific part of the catalog record to search, such as just the Title, Author (which is the composer), or Subject. Changing the field to just TITLE will communicate to the catalog to only search in the Title field of the catalog record.

  5. Click on the title for more information and a description.

  6. Cite, email, text, or export the information using the links at the top.

  7. Write down the call number. Each item in the library's collection, has it's own call number. For more information about call numbers, visit: WHAT'S A CALL NUMBER?

  8. Sheet music will be found in the M1-M5000 call number area of the Main Collection. For a detailed list of how music is organized using the Library of Congress Classification (call number) system, download this .pdf file.

  9. Make sure the sheet music is available before you...

  10. Go to the shelves to find it. The Main Collection is on the 2nd floor of the library.

Krueger Library Doesn't Have It

Here's how to find sheet music when the WSU Library doesn't have it:

  1. From the library homepage, select the WSU Databases link under the Find Articles & More heading.

  2. Select the database, WorldCat.

  3. Select Advanced Search.

  4. In the Limit Type To: section, select Musical Scores. This limiter will communicate to the database that you only want to search for "Musical Scores" (i.e. Music).

  5. Conduct your search either by keyword, subject, title, author, or ISBN.

  6. Once you've found the correct sheet music, click on the hyperlinked title to enter the record.

  7. Click the SFX FindIt Buttonbutton to request the item from another library:

    • Click More Options

    • Click WSU Interlibrary Loan.

    • Enter your barcode number (on the back of your Warrior ID) and your password (your last name).

    • All of the necessary book information will be filled in automatically. Check for accuracy.

    • Scroll to the bottom of the page, check the copyright box, and click Go.