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    Getting Started

    Browsing the Shelves in the Library

    ML 420 Artist Biographies 
    ML 421 Musical Group Biographies
    ML 422  Conductor Biographies
    ML 3518 Books about Big Band, Jazz Band or Dance Band Music
    ML 3505.8 - 3509 Books about Jazz Music

    Searching in the Catalog

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

    • Big Band Music
    • Dance Orchestra Music
    • Swing (Music)
    • Big Bands
    • Dance Orchestras
    • Jazz Ensembles
    • Jazz Vocals

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

    To find books, recordings, or scores (printed music) by big band composers or performers, try an AUTHOR search of the individual's name, (Last name, First 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.

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