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!