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DiscoverUR (Sibley Music Library): Search & Navigation Bar

Search tips for using UR's discovery interface, DiscoverUR


Results Explained

A - Main search box:

  • Add your keywords here. You can combine the different terms using Boolean Operators. Learn more below. 
  • If you are searching for a known item (you know the Title and/or Author), check our Search for a Known Item section for additional tips.

B - Additional search options

  • Articles, Books, and More
  • Library Catalog is the default from Sibley's homepage
  • E-Resources
  • Course Reserves
  • Research Guides

C- Advanced search

  • The Advanced Search interface allows you to design searches that retrieve more focused results than basic keyword searches. Use the Advanced Search interface to select search fields and incorporate the Boolean Operators AND, OR and NOT between search terms in you queries. 

Results Explained

D- My Account and Menu 

  • Log into and access your library account
  • Menu
    • Library Card
    • RefWorks
    • My Favorites 
    • Search History 

E-  Number of Results, page number, and selected articles

  • View the number of results from your search. 
  • If you have selected any articles those will show here as well. 

F- Additional search options

  • New Search
  • Database Search
  • Journal Title Search
  • Search by Citation
  • Browse Search

Boolean Operators & Building the Search

  • Search phrases using quotation marks
    • example:  "rhapsody in blue"
  • Combine words with AND, OR, and NOT in capital letters
    • example:  trumpet OR cornet
    • Complex searches may combine elements--in which case, use parentheses around OR terms
    • example:  sonatas AND (trumpet OR cornet) NOT organ
  • Substitute * for several possible letters
    • example:   sonat*  will find sonata, sonatas, sonaten, etc.
  • Substitute ? for one letter within a word
    • example:  Ols?n to find Olsen or Olson, but it will not find Olsson because there are two characters between the "s" and the "n" in that name.