Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A quick way to find scores at DSL

(Inspired by the questions I've gotten at the reference desk, asking for our scores.)

Provided that the physical descriptions are done correctly, this search should retrieve all our scores. You can use the same search as part of an advanced search, too.

Here it is:


I ♥ curly brackets.

I'm currently considering writing up a future LOL blog post featuring nifty (well, nifty to me, at least) searches like this. On the one hand, advanced searches like this might be too freaky-looking. On the other hand, you can do some great things with them that you can't necessarily do any other way with publicly available tools (as opposed to WorkFlows and OCLC Connexion).


  1. Oops, accidental assumption of telepathy on my part! I meant musical scores.

  2. I've always wanted to do an hour long training on how to search the catalog....make a game out of it...I was all excited at the time, but time has passed.