Don't feel like walking over to Young in the rain?
Book & Media Express offers the delivery of books from any campus library and media materials from the Young Audio Visual Services Media Library to a different campus library. It also provides delivery to pick-up locations for patrons needing any materials in InfoKat with the location "Storage - Click on Requests and select Book Express."
InfoKat Discovery allows you to quickly search multiple UK library resources simultaneously.
InfoKat Discovery searches the majority of UK resources including books, journal articles, dissertations, government documents, archives and special collections, images, maps, videos, music and open access content.
InfoKat Discovery DOES NOT include ALL of the journal articles available through our databases. If you are doing very specialized searching or wish to limit your search to a particular database, you can select the database of your choice using the UK Libraries' Databases search.
Be sure to not the library location and call number! While most books on music are in the Little Fine Arts Library, some are in other UK Libraries.
If Young Library is the location, check the Young Library map to determine the floor and wing for each call number.
If you couldn't find what you were looking for in InfoKat Discovery, here are some suggestions:
1. Ask for help (searching InfoKat Discovery can be tricky, especially for music!)
2. Try WorldCat. There's a link to request any item through InterLibrary Loan.
3. Go directly to ILLiad.
4. Students, faculty, and staff at UK can also request items on loan from CRL (Center for Research Libraries) through ILLiad.
This is the default search. A keyword search will search all the words you have entered, but not necessarily in the same order.
♦Keyword Searching & Boolean Operators
Make the most of your search by using Boolean operators and other search strategies listed below:
♦AND OR NOT (capitalize these terms in InfoKat Discovery)
Use AND to find records with both terms haydn AND beethoven
Use OR to find records with one or both terms (this is a broad search!) musicals OR operas
Use NOT to exclude terms "chicago symphony" NOT solti (note that you can combine other search strategies with Boolean operators)
Use quotes to search phrases → "hip hop"
Use quotes to search song and aria titles → "voi che sapete" "new york state of mind"
Use a question mark to search a single character → sonata? will find sonata and sonatas
Use an asterisk to search more than one character → symphon* will find symphony, symphonies, symphonic, Symphonien
Use the Advanced Search to search for authors, composers, performers, titles, and subjects.
For title searches drop initial articles in ALL languages.
For musical titles you'll get better results if you search using the title in the original language (check Grove's).
Search song and arias titles here and in the Keyword Search using quotations.
Use the Browse Search for subjects, authors, titles, and LC call numbers.