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Assistance with finding blues recordings and information about the blues in the library
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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    Getting Started with the Blues

    Image from the Florida Folklife Collection in the State Library and Archives of Florida.


    In the BGSU Libraries Catalog, use the following subject searches:

    • Blues (Music)
    • Rhythm and Blues Music
    • Blues-Rock Music
    • Guitar Music (Blues)
    • Piano Music (Blues)
    • Harmonica Music (Blues)
    • Blues Musicians

    To find books about blues musicians or performers, try a SUBJECT search of the individual's name (Last name, First name).

    To find books, recordings, or scores (printed music) by blues musicians or performers, try an AUTHOR search of the individual's name, or a TITLE search of an album title or a song title.


    You can also limit your search results by designating a specific material type, such as sound recording or musical score.

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


    Get Help!

    If you need help, please call (419-372-2307), e-mail (, or click click on the "Ask Us" button to search our knowledge base.

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    The Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives are located on the third floor of Jerome Library. Check our hours on the University Libraries' site.


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