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Tom Waits: More Precise Searching

Hoist That Rag


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"I don't like the stigma that comes with being a poet-- so I call what I'm doing an improvisational adventure or an inebriational travelogue, and all of a sudden it takes on a whole new form and meaning.  If I'm tied down and have to call myself something, I prefer storyteller." -Tom Waits

Come On Up to the House

Using the Catalog

In the BGSU Libraries Catalog, try the following searches.

    • To find books, recordings, or scores (printed music) by Waits, try an AUTHOR search of "Waits, Tom", or a TITLE search of an album or song title.

    • You can also limit your search results by designating a specific material type, such as Books or Sound Recording.

  • Note: Many albums have excellent historical and biographical notes, and lyrics are frequently included on containers or inner liners.

Tango Till They're Sore

Need more/different/better articles?  Try these databases as well:

Search Ebsco Databases

Search Ebsco for precise searches in one or all of the following music and humanities journal indexes.

Research databases








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Rain Dogs


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