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How to find scores in library catalogs

Whether you search the library catalog (above) or use universal borrowing (UB, below), use these basic tips to find the scores or recordings that you want.

In the search box use the name of the composer, type of composition, instrument(s), title, key, and any identifying number, like an opus number, a K. number for Mozart or  BWV for Bach. 

If looking for scores, you can also add the word "score" to the search terms; for CDs or albums, use "recording".  Read through the results carefully to see if the item you want is listed, and in the desired format. 

The catalog and UB also have an Advanced search option that provides more options for refining your search.   

If you cannot find desired music in the catalog or UB, then use World Cat and the Interlibrary Loan option below to borrow it from outside the UW System libraries.

What do those call numbers mean?

Other UWSP Library Services

World Cat


Many of the websites on these pages were listed by Alexandra Janvey in her article, "Learning about music on the web: Online resources" published in College & Research Libraries News, July 2013,  vol. 74, no. 7, pp. 370-373.

Suggested Library Databases

Films on Demand

Films on Demand is an online streaming video service.  Choose from thousands of high quality educational films covering a wide range of disciplines.  If you have trouble searching, try entering your search and then hitting the "enter" key on your keyboard rather than clicking on the "search" button. 

Suggested Books

This is a brief sample of books available for use in the reference collection (1st Floor) of the UWSP Library.

All reference material may be checked out overnight.

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Want to book a room?

Group study rooms with computers and projectors are available in the library.  Ask at the Access Services desk in the lobby of the library, or call 715-346-2540.

ScorSer Search Engine

Search here for scores, sheet music, audio files, lyrics, MP3s, etc.  Based in Russia.