Like the Quick search facility, this search form will return results from all parts of the catalogue. With this form you can also choose to search a particular field. Note that many of these features are also available in the Quick search tool. See the advanced search help for further details.
Printed books search
This form allows you to search the catalogue for fields which are specific to printed books. See the advanced search help for further details of the search syntax.
Manuscript piece search
Use this form if you wish to search specific fields relating to manuscript pieces. See the advanced search help for further details of the search syntax.
Advanced search help
When entering a search term in any of the forms, asterisks may be used to match any group of characters or none. For example, a search for mot*e*t* would find results containing the words motet, mottet, motets, mottets, motecta, motetti, and so on. Most records in the catalogue have additional entries under modern spellings of words, so this level of ingenuity is not often necessary.
When entering search terms in the Quick search box you can use the following punctuation to perform phrase searching and to exclude records containing particular words. This gives you many of the features of the Advanced search form. The same syntax may also be used in the printed books and manuscript pieces search forms above.
Enclose the phrase to be searched for in double-quotes. The asterisk may
be used to match many letters or words:
"primo libro* madrigali"
Prefix a word with a dash or minus sign if you want to exclude records
containing that term from the results. The asterisk may be used to match
-mot*et* - exclude any records containing the words motet, motetti, etc.
These techniques can be combined in one search term. For example, to find
the 'first book' of anything other than motets, you could enter the following
in the title box of the printed music search form:
"primo libro" -mot*e*t*