Search Omni, the library catalog to find books, scores and other material formats.
The default search in Omni is basic search with the scope of Queen's + Omni libraries (all the other Ontario university libraries using this same discovery tool). Apply Boolean operators: AND, OR or NOT in uppercase to focus your search.
|Use AND to search all terms. Default setting.||
beethoven AND fidelio AND overture AND disc
music AND theat* AND ancient AND (greece OR greek)
tango* AND (disc OR sound OR video*)
|Use OR between words for synonyms. Broadens your search results||victorian OR 19th OR nineteenth|
|Use NOT to exclude terms||sculpture AND degas NOT rodin|
|Use quotation marks around phrases||"moonlight sonata"|
|? for single character wildcard (useful for variable spellings)||wom?n for woman, women|
|* for truncation (multiple character wildcard). Useful for variant endings.||music* for music, musical, musician, musicians|
|brackets to group terms (nested searching)||song* AND (inuit OR "first nations" OR metis OR indigenous)|
Browsing is another strategy for locating books. Scroll to the bottom of the Omni record to do a Virtual Browse. Examples:
Generally, items are shelved alphabetically in author order within each subject class number.
How to write about music: the RILM manual of style. ML3797 .H69 2006
Music library and research skills. ML3797 .G68 2009
Writing about music: a style sheet. ML3797 .W75 2014
Music research: a handbook. ML113 .S28 2009
Writing about music: an introductory guide. ML3797 .W54 2009