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Music & Performing Arts

How to Search the Catalog

1. Keep in mind the online catalog searches item descriptions; it does not search the full text.

2. You can search by subject, title, author, call number, ISBN, or keyword

3. Put search term(s) in the box and search..

4. Get a better list: if you have more than 50 results, apply limiters and revise your search terms, then search again. In particular, you may want to limit your search to the one Library.

Use the link to the library catalog below to search for books, videos and other media owned by the VSC libraries. You may search by keyword, author, or title.

library catalog

For more information on how to find relevant, high-quality sources, see "Scholarly Sources".


The Library provides a large collection of online reference sources, including more than 600 subject-specific encyclopedias and dictionaries, covering all academic areas including Music and Performing Arts. (Each title can also be accessed via the VSC library link  library catalog)


Interlibrary Loan

Did you find an item that is not owned by the VSC libraries?

NVU students, faculty, and staff members may request items through interlibrary loan and we will locate the item from another lender for you.

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Beyond the VSC

Search the WorldCat database to identify, locate, and request resources from libraries throughout the world.

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Related Subject Terms

780 Music
781 General principles & musical forms
782 Vocal music
783 Music for single voices; the voice
784 Instruments & instrumental ensembles
785 Ensembles with one instrument per part
786 Keyboard & other instruments
787 Stringed instruments
788 Wind instruments

790 Recreational & performing arts
791 Public performances
792 Stage presentations

812 American drama in English
822 English drama

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