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UCF Library Catalog

The UCF Library Catalog locates print books, e-books, scores, multimedia, journal titles, and other materials in the UCF Libraries. Here are some tips on searching the catalog:

Author or Personal Name Searching: Search by last name, first name (or first and middle initial):

  • Beach, H.H.A. Mrs.
  • Bernstein, Leonard

Performing Group Searching: Simply type the name of the group as an author:

  • Beach Boys
  • New York Philharmonic

Title or Journal Title Searching: While the entire title does not need to be typed in the search box, the title must nonetheless be in exact word order:

  • The Musical Symbol: A Study of the Philosophic Theory of Music = Musical Symbol: A Study of the Philosophic Theory of Music
  • The Journal of Research in Music Education = Journal of Research in Music Education

Uniform Title Searching: Music is published in different languages and also frequently is known by many names. So, for instance, Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is known by these titles:

  • The Rite of Spring (English title)
  • Le Sacre du printemps (French title)
  • Vesna sviashchennaia (Russian title)
A uniform title is added in the catalog to identify all versions of a musical work, regardless of the languages in which the work is published or regardless of the variant names of the work. The uniform title often is in the native language of the composer (in this case of Stravinsky's composition, Russian). To locate uniform titles of a composer's works, scroll through the titles that appear under the composer's name in an Author or Personal Name search; then, click on a work's uniform title to find all versions of that work.

Subject Searching: Requires use of Library of Congress subject headings. Here are some sample subject headings:

Anywhere or Keyword Searching: Useful if you are unsure of the correct Library of Congress subject heading. Try using two or three of the most significant words from the topic for which you are searching. An Anywhere search will find all occurrences of a word in a library catalog or a database. What follows are some examples of Anywhere searches:

  • music and wom#n [finds: woman or women]
  • child* [finds: child, child's, children]
  • music theory ["and" implied between words]
  • city OR cities [finds: either word]

 Format Limit: To find music scores or multimedia (e.g., CDs, DVDs, videocassettes, etc.), go to the Advanced Search screen. Under "Limit your search further by:" is a drop-down menu for format, such as "Musical scores" or "Video (all formats)":


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Interlibrary Loan

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service enables current UCF students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials — such as books or book chapters — from other libraries that are not available at the UCF Libraries.