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Audio Recordings Collection


WHAT IS THE AUDIO RECORDINGS COLLECTION AND WHO MAY USE IT?


The audio recordings collection consists of over 8,000 CDs (compact discs). Only CDs are being added to the collection. There are no LP (vinyl) or tape recordings in the collection.

In addition, the Naxos Music Library provides streaming access to thousands of recordings. HSU faculty, staff, and current students may use this resource on campus or remotely. The general public has access from the Library only.

The audio recordings collection supports the curriculum at Humboldt State University. Recordings may be checked out by anyone with a valid HSU library card for three weeks with no renewals. Up to three recordings may be checked out at one time. Fines of $1 per day are assessed for overdues ($25 maximum). The borrower will be charged for ruined recordings.

NOTE: HSU students, faculty, and staff may make interlibrary loan requests for CD recordings not in our collection. Not all libraries loan CDs, but we may be able to borrow what you need. Community patrons should contact the Humboldt County Library with interlibrary loan requests.

WHERE ARE THE RECORDINGS?


The CDs are shelved by call number in the Media Resources area on the second floor, north.

HOW DO I FIND THE CALL NUMBERS?


They are in the HSU Library Catalog.

To see lists of all the CDs in the collection:

To see an entry for a recording when you have the call number:

To find recordings of a particular piece of music, or a particular type of music, or by a particular composer, performer, conductor, or group:

Tips and examples of keywords:

If the music has a distinct title or nickname, use it:

"don Giovanni"
"an die musik"
"jupiter symphon?"
"kind of blue"
"eleanor rigby"
"you'll never walk alone"

The exception is that the songs in operas are not separately indexed for recordings of the operas. To find them, search for the opera in which they appear. The songs on rock, jazz, recital, and musical albums are usually indexed, and you can search for them directly.

If there is no distinct title, use keywords for composer, musical form (symphonies, duets, fugues, sonatas, masses, concertos, etc.), instrumentation (violin, violoncello, strings, horn, orchestra, etc.), thematic catalog or opus number, or key to find recordings of the piece:

grieg piano concerto Mozart 626

If you are searching for folk music, you may want to truncate country or location names:

gree? will find greek or greece afric? will find africa or african

To find recordings of sound effects:

To find animal sounds:

To find copyright free recordings of music and arrangements:

WHAT IF I WANT TO LISTEN TO RECORDINGS IN THE LIBRARY?


Listening equipment is available in Media Resources located on the second floor, north.


If you need more help with music and recordings, please see the Music Research Guide or ask a librarian.