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Sound Recordings: Via OneSearch

How to locate and use Audio Recordings

Limit your search to Music Recordings in the New OneSearch

1. Search for Music Recordings using the desired Composer or Composition title, or both.


  • Schubert
  • Symphony No.9
  • Scubert and symphony no.9

2. Limit your results to Audio under Resource Type

3. If you are getting too many restules you may also limit to Schubert under Author/Creator.



Note that while both physical CDs and online recordings are labled "AUDIO CD", physical recordings have a call number, while online recordings, say Available Online.


Some examples of the call numbers you will find in your search results list:

Sound recordings may be either music or non-music (spoken word).

Music recordings on CD have call numbers with begin with MR (for music recording).
MR CD 20 for the CD titles Symphony No. 9 with the London Classical Players and the Schutz Choir of London.

Music recording on cassette tapes begin with CASS.
CASS M1637 .S66 1991 for Songs of the Civil War.

Non-music recordings on CD (spoken word) have call numbers which begin with CDNM (CD Non Music).
CDNM BV 4211.2 .Y68 np0601 for Preaching Creatively.

Non-music recordings on cassette tapes also begin with CASS.  You may need to examine the search results record closely to determine if a cassette is music or non-music.

CASS PS3551 .N464 O53 1992 for the book on tape titled On the Pulse of Morning by Maya Angelou.

Audio Formats in OneSearch

Audio may be either Music or Non-music (spoken word) and incluide the folllwing formats

Limit to Audio under Format Type

Then limit to a particular subject

  • Classical Music
  • Spoken Word
  • Contemporary Jazz
  • Mass Excerpts
  • Opera Excerpts
  • Songs
  • Blues
  • Choral Music
  • Musicals
  • Opearas

Avaiable Online wil find all four format

  • Audio Cassettes
  • CDs
  • Available Online 

All of the library's physical media may be checked out for 3 days at a time with unlimited renewals - if not reqeusted by another user.