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Tom Waits: More Precise Searching

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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

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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.

(Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night

Searching Specific Databases

Select from one or all of the following databases to search for articles and other information.  Try searching "Waits, Tom",  specific recording companies, or album and song titles.

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Tango Till They're Sore

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

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