Music

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Command Searching in the CUNY Classic Catalog

Definition Command Code Examples
Author
Words in author field WAU

WAU=Giuseppe Verdi

WAU=Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Title

Words in uniform titles as subjects WSF WSF=symphony
Words in title fields WTI WTI= The white peacock and other works for solo piano 
Main title only WTO WTO= favorite Russian piano
Various

Library collection code
Ref=reference, Spec=special collection, arch=archive

WCL

WCL=ref

WCL=arch
New books WNB WNB=nbl
Words (anywhere) WRD WRD= Piano symphony
Words in series WSE WSE= Piano concertos
URL WUR WUR=http://www.music.com 

Owning Library
gc=Graduate Center
bb=Baruch
bc=Brooklyn College
bx=Bronx
bm=BMCC
cc=City
ho=Hostos
kc=Kingsborough
le=Lehman
lg=LaGuardia
me=Medgar Evers
ny=NYCity Tech
qc=Queens
qb=Queensborough
si=Staten Island
yc=York

WOW

WOW=gc

WOW=qc
Year WYR

WYR=200?

WYR=1997
Language

Search by language
eng=English
spa=Spanish
Complete List of Language Codes

WLN

WLN=eng

WLN=Spa

Graduate Center LP Collection

Using Command Language in the CUNY Classic Catalog

Boolean Search terms   Examples
Connecting search terms
And

(wau = Charles Tomlinson Griffes) and (wti = The white peacock and other works for solo piano)

Not (wau = Johann Sebastian Bach) not (wti = Fantasia)
Or (wau = Ludwig van Beethoven or Gershwin)
Expanding (truncating) search terms
* or ? quart* will retrieve "quartet," "quarterly," and "quartz"