Biobibliography Search

For more information about how to use this search form, see the Notes section below the form.

Enter your search terms in only one or two fields. If you enter search terms in more than one field, any results you get will have to match what you entered in all of those fields. Because of this, consider beginning by searching on only one field.

Also, we suggest not using accents or other marks (ç, ñ). Example: enter Musica instead of Música.









Notes on searching

This search engine is very basic: it will not correct for spelling errors.

Enter your search terms in only one or two fields. If you enter search terms in more than one field, any results you get will have to match what you entered in all of those fields. Be as accurate as possible in your spellings, Do not include any punctuation or quotation marks in your entries. If you get no results, reduce the number of fields in which you search.

Explanation of fields

  • Author: enter entire name or partial name (generally surname first and given name following (no comma when searching). The order of parental names may vary, so partial names might be more productive.
  • Article: enter title, partial title, or word in the title.
  • Book: enter title, partial title, or word in the title.
  • Series: enter title, partial title, or word in the title.
  • Publisher: enter name or partial name of the company or agency.
  • Information: enter a word that might indicate the subject of the article (for instance, history) or a name (perhaps Villa-Lobos). Not every entry is annotated.

The following fields will appear as part of your search results, but they contain primarily abbreviations, and are not practical for quick searches. As a result, they are not currently included in the search form.

  • Journal: at this time, this field is not searchable because most journal names are abbreviated. Full names are available in the Periodicals Database. In time, this field will de-coded for easy access.
  • Date
  • Library: list of the libraries that have the book or journal and have filed that information with OCLC (WorldCat).