Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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This utility permits searching for words or phrases. Rules and hints are given further down in this page. Note that cookies must be enabled in your browser to search.

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Rules for searching

  1. Any search terms not enclosed in quotation marks are assumed to be connected by the Boolean AND.
  2. You may combine words by using a single Boolean operator, which must be in all capital letters (AND, OR, NOT).
  3. Diacriticals are not accepted in the search box, but the results will include words with any diacritical variant. That is, a word containing an accented letter is interpreted as the same as the one without the accent.
  4. You can enclose a search term in double quotes to find an exact phrase.
  5. The only permitted wildcard is the asterisk (*), which must appear at the end of a word. In a quoted phrase, the asterisk must appear at the end of the last word.

Examples

Search term Results
tristan isolde All documents that contain both “Tristan” and “Isolde” (the search is case insensitive)
tristan OR isolde All documents that contain either “Tristan” or “Isolde” but not necessarily both
Tristan NOT Isolde All documents that contain “Tristan” but do not contain “Isolde”
"Tristan und Isolde" All documents that contain the exact phrase “Tristan und Isolde”
"Tristan und Isolde" AND debussy All documents that contain the exact phrase “Tristan und Isolde” and also the word “Debussy”
trist* All documents that contain words beginning with “trist”: “Tristan” or “triste” or “tristamente,” etc.
"Tristan und Iso*" All documents that contain the exact phrase beginning with “Tristan und Iso”: “Tristan und Isolde” or “Tristan und Isolda” or “Tristan und isochrone Meter” etc.
rondo All documents that contain both “rondo” and “rondò”
glückliche Will return an error: search for “gluckliche” instead.


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