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MUS210: Music in Film

This guide supports the research components of MUS210: Music in Film.

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Search for Books using Subject Headings

Subject headings are similar to tags or hashtags. They describe the topic of an item in a database, but unlike tags they come from an official, standardized set of terms and are assigned by cataloguing experts.

Use subject headings

  1. Click on the UTL Catalogue Advanced Search link below
  2. Enter any of the subject headings listed below (exactly as it appears) in the Search Box
  3. Change the dropdown menu from Anywhere to Subject
  4. Limit your search results to eResources by clicking the Online checkbox

UTL Catalogue Advanced Search 

concert films

film soundtracks

film composers

filmed musicals

jazz in motion pictures

motion picture music

motion pictures and music

motion pictures and opera

motion pictures sound effects

musical films

musicals opera in motion pictures

operas film adaptations

popular music in motion pictures

rock films

silent film music

sound in motion pictures

sound motion pictures

sound recording and reproducing

voice in motion pictures

Narrow Search Results to Online Resources

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  1. Enter your search terms
  2. Click on the Search Button (magnifying glass)
  3. On the Search Result page, under Filter your Results on the left side of the screen, locate Show Only heading and click the Online check box (you can also select other filters, including Format - Book, Book Chapters, Articles) 
  4. Click on APPLY FILTERS button at the bottom of screen

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