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Finding Music in ZSR Library: TOPICAL MUSIC

Advanced Search recommended

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.

Topical music (songs etc. on specific topics)

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:

 Protest music

Protest songs

National music

Patriotic music


These can be combined with names of specific countries:


         protest songs chile   in   Subject


Books on topical music

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

Subject Guide

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