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Music Resources: Scores

A guide to locating music resources provided by Pfau Library

Scores in OneSearch

Pfau Library has a variety of scores (printed music).

To find scores and recorded media available in Pfau Library, use OneSearch, limited to "Book & Media CSUSB."

If Pfau Library doesn't have a score you need, try broadening your search to Books & Media (All CSU).

If you find a score that a different CSU library owns, you can easily request it for quick delivery using the CSU+ service!

Look for "Check holdings at other CSU libraries" like this:

Look for "Check holdings in other CSU libraries."

Click the title, then make sure you sign in so you can use the CSU+ option!

Just click the CSU+ option to make your request.

Just click the CSU+ option to make your request. 

CSU+ items usually arrive in 3-5 days, and you can keep them for up to 60 days. 

More details are available in this Library Guide:

Tip for finding scores

OneSearch has a limiter for Scores. Select it if you don't want any other kinds of material, like books or recordings!

Under "Resource Type," look for "Scores." Click on it to apply the limit.

Another tip: Individual Scores vs. Complete Works

If you are looking for particular scores by a famous composer but not finding them, LOOK FOR THE COMPOSER'S COMPLETE WORKS INSTEAD!

Because of the way complete works sets are cataloged, a search for something specific such as:

Mozart strings

string quintet in C minor, K.406

may not result in any hits, even though the library has the relevant score. 

INSTEAD, try a search such as this:

Mozart werke

Mozart complete works

***Note: Werke means "works" in German, and many of these large sets come from German publishers.

Once you know where the set is shelved, a trip to the shelf to select the right volume is your next step!