Library Research Guide
Note: With the exception of course reserves and current periodicals, all the physical materials that were housed in Hale Library at the time of the fire (4 pm on May 22) are not available. Over 1.5 million items are being inventoried and removed from the building for cleaning, and will not be available for the 2018-2019 school year. You may request these materials via Interlibrary Loan.
The K-State Libraries Music Collections include music scores (also called sheet music) for performance and study. Scores have M call numbers in our library. To find scores in the library use Search It. For online scores the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) is an great resource for free public domain music.
Each filter will show the top 5 options ordered by the number of results available for that type. If you have started with a general search, your results set may be large. Sometimes you will need to click the "More options" link to see and filter by "Scores."
Another music search tip:
"Audio Visual" will filter for CDs, vinyl records, video tapes, and DVDs.
In the simple search interface, you can filter for Scores up front, but you may have to be more search savvy to create a string that gets good results.
Filter options show on the left once you have some initial results. The Resource Type filter is located there and you can use it to select only scores. If you are using the advanced search interface, you will need this option.
You can also sort results by author, by title, by date, or by popularity.
A variety of icons appear next to each result. They offer a quick view of the type of item presented. If you see extraneous icons in your results list, take another look at your filters.