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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.