Center for Popular Music: Advanced Search

Type of Material:
Manuscript Collections
Periodicals - General Collection
Periodicals - Secondary Collection
Posters, Playbills, Programs
Rare Books and Scores
Sheet Music
Song Broadsides
Trade Catalogs

Search Tips

Within search boxes:

  • Search terms are automatically joined by AND
    (e.g. popular music finds popular AND music)
  • Use / for OR
    (e.g. popular / music)
  • Use ! for NOT
    (e.g. popular ! music)
  • Use " " to search for a phrase
    (e.g. "popular music")
  • Use * for truncation
    (e.g. music* finds
    musician, etc.)

Special characters:

  • Use >, <, >=, <= for greater or less than
    (e.g. >= 1999 finds dates from 1999 onwards)
  • Use : to search a range
    (e.g. 1999:2003, example:sample)
  • Use the proximity operators w (within) and p (preceding) to find words near each other
    (e.g. arts p3 culture finds records with 'arts' up to 3 words before 'culture')
    (e.g. social w5 design finds records with these words within 5 words of each other)

More help is available.