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MUSIC 212 (History 2)

Using Search@UW to find Music Materials at UWM

Search@UW that you see on the main library website searches ... *all* of UW.

To find music materials that UWM owns, start at the UWM Music Library website. This widget will get you started, but look through the other tabs on this page for more information.

Use Search@UW to find resources in the Music Library.

To use Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) within search phrases, you must enter them in uppercase letters.

Searching the Catalog can be a bit daunting. If you use the search box on the front of the Libraries' website, called Search@UW, you will get results from ALL of the UW campuses. In order to limit to what we have physically, you want to go the search page itself.

So first Click on the 'go' button

Click the GO button

and you will see this

Basic Search

To limit to just what UWM owns use the dropdown

limit dropdown box

Finding a recording

If you're looking for a specific album, Rubber Soul for example, you can just do a title search
Performers are considered authors, so you can search by name for a specific performer to find a recording where the artist is a major contributor. To limit to sound recordings you can add the word 'sound' or to limit to CDs you can add the phrase "4 3/4" - note: you must include the quotation marks to complete the phrase.
robeson AND sound
ellington AND "4 3/4"
beethoven AND sonatas AND violin NOT sound
bach AND "bwv 150" AND "4 3/4"
  • Title Search:

Story of the blues

Champagne Charlie and Pretty Jemima

Evenings with the Orchestra

blues people

encyclopedia of the blues

  • Journal Title Search:

Journal of the American Musicological Society

Living Blues


  • Author Search:

paul robeson

amiri baraka

Judith Kuhn

leroy jones

gillian rodger

bob marley

price leontyne


Subject Headings are assigned to each item in the library to help describe what it is like in its entirety. So books (or recordings or scores) will often have only one or two subject headings, but these headings are linked together and once you find one item that is exactly what you want, you can click the Subject Heading and the catalog will bring you back a list of more items with the same topic.


  • Sample Subject Headings


Books about a person: Ellington, Duke

Books about a class of people: Jazz musicians --United States --Biography  

Books about a type of music: Popular Music



To limit further, you can use the Advanced Search

Click for Advanced Search

And then select your parameters

Advanced Search Options

You can set your search type

and tell the system how you want it to search and don't forget about the other options


To sign in to your account so that you can renew materials or make requests from other UW libraries, look in the upper right corner for the 'Sign in' or 'My Account' links.



You'll see this and login with your ePantherID/PW

and you'll see the, by now, familiar screen


To see what you have checked out, any fines you have, requests you've made from other campuses, etc. Click on My Account

and you'll see this



Music, Theatre, & Dance Librarian

Anna Grau Schmidt's picture
Anna Grau Schmidt
Golda Meir Library, User Services
(414) 251-7510