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International Music  

Resources for research and listening for folk and popular music from around the world.
Last Updated: Aug 1, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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For music searching, use Advanced Search and select the desired format: "compact disc, audio" or "score, musical."  Fill in as many specific terms as you know.  Performers, composers, and lyricists are "authors" in library catalogs.  You can combine any number of terms using "and," for example, "Nigeria and music and compact."  Titles of songs are best searched as keywords.

  • CardCat  
    Search this online library catalog to find relevant books, DVDs, CDs, and more available in the Ball State University Libraries collections. Choose "Advanced Search" to search for specific formats and to combine search terms. Performers are "authors."
  • WorldCat  
    Search WorldCat for titles held by libraries all over the U.S. and across the world. Once you find a title, use Interlibrary Loan services to request that it be sent to you at Ball State University. You can click through to Interlibrary loan from Ball State's subscription.
    A free version of the WorldCat database (listed above) that provides basic information about titles and what libraries own them. Libraries are listed in order of distance from your zip code.
  • World Music Media Finder
    Search for recordings by country, language, or instrument. You can also search for books on a specific international music topic.

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