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Author/ Creator Sorted by Title

This search locates works by the name of the author/creator, and sorts the results by title, with editions of the same work grouped together. Note: for librarians, this is commonly referred to as a "name/title" search. This search is particularly useful for finding works of musical composers, as well as for authors whose works may have been issued in many editions.

An Author/Creator Sorted by Title search retrieves materials by author name, with results sorted by title and grouped by edition.
Author/Creator Sorted by Title Search Screen

Search limits
are not available.
Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) are not available.

Basic Search Examples:

To find the heading . . . Enter the words . . .
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Oliver Twist. dickens charles 1812-1870
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Magic flute. mozart wolfgang amadeus 1756

References and Scope Notes:

In search results, some retrieved headings will not link directly to catalog records, but will supply the user with links to related headings or scope notes (marked with the [ More Info ] icon) as illustrated in the screen below. Click the [ More Info ] icon to identify the correct heading or scope note with the associated catalog records then click the link to display the record. 

Search Tips:

  • In order to search the title portion of a heading directly, you must enter the entire "name" portion of the heading first, including dates when present (e.g. dvorak antonin 1841-1904 concerto... ).
  • Always omit initial articles (a, an, the, das, el, la, etc.) in any language.
  • Always omit initial punctuation in any language (e.g., quotation marks, ¿). Also, replace other punctuation with a space. (Exception: drop apostrophes and close up the space.) See examples, above.
  • Searches are automatically truncated and retrieve catalog records that begin with the words or phrases you enter. Do not use the question mark (?) for truncation..

Alternative Search Options:

When the exact form and word order of an author heading is not known, try either a Expert Search or a Guided Search using the words of the author's name and the title that you do know with Boolean operators (e.g., gottschalk AND mazurkas).

Use the browser's [Back] button to resume searching.

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