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The NFRAM search gateway allows you to select from our networked databases to search for composers, performers, books, sound recordings, scores and articles. The options that require precise syntax are described below.


search option
syntax example
search returns

Hyde, Miriam
all types of materials by composer, performer (individual name) and author: books, sound recordings, scores, articles and clipping files.

Subject bibliography
Hyde, Miriam
All types of materials about names of authors and organisations (corporate author).

Uniform Name Title Hyde, Miriam -Sonata This includes search by author and/or title of work across All types of materials: books, sound recordings, scores, articles and clipping files.

AMC Subject headings Sonata This refers to AMC music-specific thesaurus eg by Instrumentation, type of musical work.

LC Subject Refers to broad Library of Congress subject classifications in music

search the web

  • Search library National Library catalogues via Webpac
  • Metacrawler uses multiple search engines across the internet.


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