Searching for a particular jazz or popular album, or a full musical theater recording or score is usually fairly simple. Searching for a specific song within a larger work can sometimes be difficult.


  • Use the Advanced search for best results; search all terms as Keywords (not Title or Author, etc.)
  • Enter a song title as a phrase within quotation marks (e.g. “I’ve got you under my skin”).
    • Use the original language of a title (e.g. “Desafinado” instead of “Off-Key” or “Out of Tune”).
  • If you are getting no results, try searching for the larger work that contains the song (e.g. “Wicked” instead of “Defying Gravity”)
  • If you are looking for a score or recording by a specific publisher or record company, try putting that name in the “Publisher” box.
  • If the search retrieves no results, or very few results, broaden your search.
  • When in doubt, ask for help!