The following illustrations show the "Advanced Search" in the library catalog. (On the Library's homepage, click "Catalog" then "Advanced Search" beside the search box.) Here, you can specify whether you're looking for a title, subject, etc.
The phrase “songs and music” can be combined with the subject term for any topic. Use terms like these:
AIDS (Disease) – Songs and music
United States – History – Civil war, 1861-1865 – Songs and music
Presidents – United States – Election – Songs and music
Working class – United States – Songs and music
North Carolina – Songs and music
Brown, John, 1800-1859 – Songs and music
aids songs in Subject
Other subject terms that may be relevant:
These can be combined with names of specific countries:
protest songs chile in Subject
If you want to get some historical background on the music related to your topic, books can be searched in the catalog by combining the subject term for the topic with the phrase "music and." Use terms like these:
Vietnamese War, 1961-1975 -- Music and the war.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Music and the revolution.
vietnamese war music and the war in Subject