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A Road Map to Music Research: Three: Add depth to your findings... searching our online catalogs.

  • Our library catalogs are helpful in locating items that contain more established, time-tested information than can be found in periodical publications.
  • Don't forget to use the vocabulary terms you gathered during your initital encyclopedia exploration.
  • We offer two catalogs: One Search and Library Catalog.
  • Each catalog offers features that will serve you better depending on your research needs.  See below for details on when and how to use each.

One Search

  • Searches for items in a broad range of databases, including the Library Catalog and all of the music journal indexes.
  • Best when you want to see everything out there about a subject, but can be overwhelming.
  • Begins with a broad keyword search that you narrow through the use of "facets."
  • Use One Search. 

Library Catalog

  • Searches only for things available in an ECU library.
  • Best when you seek a physical item you want to check out and take with you.
  • Offers an Advanced Search that allows for more targeted searching.
  • Use Library Catalog

WorldCat and Interlibrary Loan

InterLibrary Loan

Use InterLibrary Loan and Document Delivery services to request articles, books, media, and more from other libraries when ECU libraries do not have what you need.





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