Library Search on the Library web page.
Music Index Online
Academic Search Premier
JSTOR (older materials)
Boston Public Library
Boston Public Library Electronic Resources: Music
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So many music resources from the BPL - well worth signing up for an ecard.
Use these tips and tricks to refine your search.
1. Searching for a phrase
Use quotation marks:.
"Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart"
To search the beginning of a word and all of the word variations that follow it.
The symbol is usually an asterisk (*), or a question mark.
3. Boolean operators
Use AND to connect two distinct ideas. Connecting additional terms with AND will narrow your results.
("new england") AND Ives
Use OR to add in variant expressions of one of those ideas. Connecting additional terms with OR will expand your results.
(Mozart OR "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart")
Use NOT to exclude a term, especially if it is occuring because it happens to have an overlap with one of your terms.
("concerto" NOT "sonata")
There are other ways to limit or refine your search. Database help guides are useful as are librarians!