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Music Reference @ the Graduate Center

All music reference books are shelved in the 2nd floor media room.

 

Command Searching

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

  • Graduate Center LP Collection
    Search the Graduate Center's LP collection located on the library 2nd floor, 35th St side, beneath the windows of the Dissertation Office.
 

Using Command Language with Boolean Searching

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"

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