The most efficient way to find musical scores in the library is to search in the catalog, which is the main search box on the library main page.
Follow these tips to be the most successful in your search:
*Have more than one significant form, e.g., symphon* = finds symphony, symphonie, symphonien, symphonic, symphonies
*Have alternative spellings (type as much as you KNOW is correct!)., e.g. Stravinsky or Stravinski
To find a score or other music resources in the Doane Library -- using the main search box on the Library's homepage -- the following pieces of information about the work can be helpful:
For example, if there are multiple composers with the same last name, such as Johann Strauss, Johann Strauss II, and Richard Strauss. In a case such as this, knowing first and middle names can be helpful.
Alternate spellings occur when names are derived from a language that doesn't use the Roman alphabet, such as Russian, Hebrew or Chinese. For example, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky may be spelled Chaikovsky, Chaikovskii or Tschaikowsky, or fully Anglicized to Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky.
For example: Prélude à l'près-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun) by Debussy, or Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) by Rossini
For example: "Air on the G String" (Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 6 II. Air) by Bach and arranged by Wilhelmj
This may be a thematic catalog number, opus or sequence. For example: "BWV" (Bach Werke Verseichnis) for J.S. Bach works, or "KV" (Köchel-Verseichnis) for W.A. Mozart works, or "L" (François Lesure) for C. Debussy works
For example: B-flat Minor, F Major, or C-sharp Minor
This may be the original instrumentation of the work or another arrangement or transcription. For example: violin (solo), string quartet, mezzo-soprano, SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass voices), etc.
More information about works and composers can be found in Grove Music Online (also known as Oxford Music Online).