IPM is a digital finding tool for locating musical works in printed collections, sets, and series.
COVERAGE is continuously updated; currently IPM contains 582,000 entries from 32,000 volumes in 1,600 series.
TYPES OF COLLECTIONS INDEXED include composers' collected works and music anthologies.
SUBJECTS focus on music and musical life.
|Search Strategy||Syntax||Sample Search||Retrieves--|
|Boolean Operators||AND||dufay AND motet||records with both terms|
|OR||recorder OR flute||records with at least one of the terms|
|NOT||jazz NOT monk||records that contain the term "jazz" but exclude the term "monk"|
|Truncation||*||symphon*||symphony, symphonic, symphonisches, etc.|
|Wild Card: Alternate Spelling||#||dunsta#le||dunstable, dunstaple|
|Wild Card: Unknown Character||?||despre?||despres, desprez|
|Phrases||" "||"figured bass"||the EXACT phrase; good for song & aria titles|
|Nesting/Parentheses||( )||(ballade AND rondeau) NOT virelai||items that exclude the term "virelai", but contain both terms "ballade" and "rondeau"|
|Proximity||n#||mozart n5 figaro||both terms when within 5 words of each other in any order|
|w#||mozart w5 figaro||bother terms when within 4 words of each other in the order specified|