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Searching for Scores and Recordings in Scout
More Search Tips
- Use full names for composers with common surnames
- Use standard English-language spellings (e.g., "Rachmaninoff" instead of "Rachmaninov")
- Avoid abbreviating names (e.g., J. S. Bach)
Searching for Vocal Music:
- To specify vocal range in your search, indicate high, medium, or low voice
- You can add vocal range to some subject headings, like "Songs (High voice)" OR you can simply search "high voice" as a keyword
- Avoid using keys in your search terms (such as "C" or "G minor")
Finding recordings by format:
- For CDs, add a keyword search for "compact" or "CD"
- For LPs, add a keyword search for "LP"
- For streaming media, add a keyword search for "electronic"
Scout is a powerful search tool that can be used to find both print and electronic resources. Scout simultaneously searches the libraries' catalog, databases, electronic collections, streaming media, and much more.
IPA Source is a collection of IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) transcriptions and literal translations of art songs and arias originally in Latin, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. IPA Source contains more than 7,400 texts, including more than 1,000 aria texts. Database features include audio recordings of many standard pieces designed to provide diction help to singers, as well as links to other online resources such as opera plots and libretti, song texts and translations, and online scores.