Music resources available through K-State Libraries

Library Research Guide

Using the Search Tools

Find Books at K-State Libraries

Advanced Search parameters settings

  1. From the Library homepage click on “Search It Advanced.”
  2. Above the search boxes select "K-State Libraries Only."
  3. Change Material Type from "All items" to "Books."
  4. Using the search boxes and pull-down menu categories, try different combinations of keywords. For example:
    • Bartok AND Chamber Music
    • Kansas City AND Jazz
    • Schoenberg AND Lieder

Note that Search It offers useful filters for your results — located on the left side of the results page.

Find Books (and more!) Beyond K-State Libraries

Search It has some awareness of items available in other libraries. If you limit your Material Type to Books, but search the Books, articles + more tab, then you will find some books not owned by K-State Libraries. The library can try to get these for you for free by borrowing from another library.

Search It book record has link for requesting a loan.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are controlled vocabulary used to organize books and journal articles into pre-defined themes or subjects. They provide a focused alternative to keyword searching.

Any (keyword) search contains jazz --> over 1 million results

Subject search contains jazz --> over 200,000 results

Subject search is exact Jazz -- History and criticism --> around 500 results

Find a book's subject headings by clicking on the "Details" tab.

Detail tab located below title, author, and availability information

Try these subject headings in Search It: