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RESEARCH HELP > HOW DO I FIND?

How Do I Find?

Audio Recordings

The best way to identify audio recordings is to start with Socrates, Stanford's online catalog.

  • Select the Combined Search tab.
  • Select Recordings as Format.

Then use or combine any of the following:

  • Author - for any person or organizations responsible for the recordings. This includes composer, conductor, performing artists or group, etc., e.g.,
    beethoven
    beatles
    mehta and mahler [for Zubin Mehta conducting Mahler]
    marlowe and shakespeare [for the Marlowe Dramatic society performing Shakespeare]
  • Title - for words from the title of a piece or album, e.g.,
    west side story
    eroica
  • Subject - for words from the assigned subject headings, e.g.,
    gospel
    motion picture music
  • Everything - to search for anything else in the record that has been indexed, except for call number, e.g.,
    electra nonesuch
    'compact disc' [The single quotes make this a phrase.]
  • Combine Author and Title
    Author mccartney and Title pipes
    Author bach and Title '"op. 18 no. 1"' [The single quotes make this a phrase; the double quotes make it all searchable text. The single quotes must be outside the souble quotes for this to work.]

Once you have found the recordings you want, note the library and call number. In Green Library, recordings are shelved in the Media Microtext Center on the Lower Level of Green East. The stacks are closed, so request materials by call number.


Kathy Kerns
Head of Information Center
Cecil H. Green Library, Stanford University Libraries
kkerns@stanford.edu

Last modified: June 22, 2005

       
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