Search the Cheng Library online catalog for books and media. If you need journal articles, go to our Databases page.
While searching the catalog, you'll find a number of books and videos with a location of Internet Resource, and a link in place of the call number.
Simply follow the link ('Click here for full text', 'View Streaming Video', etc.) to access the online version of these books and videos.
You will need to log in to view these items from off campus (and on campus, for videos). If you are having trouble, contact the reference desk for assistance (973-720-2116; firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Cheng Library has a wide range of books and media on music, as well as sheet music resources that include facsimiles of original works, orchestral mini-scores, piano-vocal arrangements, and more!
Getting too many results, or not seeing what you're after? Add another term to focus your search.
Keywords define your topic (use instead of full sentences), such as a composer's name or the name of a musical work.
You can also use short phrases (piano concerto, Samuel Barber, etc.) to help clarify any ambiguous concepts.
When using short phrases (but not single words), enclose the words in quotation marks ("") to keep the words next to each other ("piano concerto", "Songs of Travel", etc.). Otherwise, you may not get the results you're expecting!
Combine keywords to focus your search: Bernstein AND Composer or "Eroica symphony" AND Beethoven.
Other things to consider:
Once you've narrowed your results, take a closer look to find the right one for you! Clicking on the title of the item, you can often learn more about it.
Some things to consider, especially when finding scores, are:
Encyclopedias and handbooks are great resources for finding quick content about a topic or individual. Some of these books are available electronically and can be a good way to explore new topics or ideas.
Have you gone upstairs looking for music books or scores, only to find that our collection jumps from L to P?
Because of the specialized nature of our Art (N) and Music (M) collections, these resources have been separated from the rest of our books, and are available along the front of the building, on the second floor.
The Library of Congress system classifies music using the M call number range.
The Library has a small collection of CD and DVD recordings available at the Lending Services desk, which can be searched through our Books & Media tab on the homepage.
Streaming audio and video content is also available through our Naxos music databases and a number of streaming video resources. See the Find Articles tab for more information.