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New Catalog

Try the new Princeton Library Catalog launched on September 1! Among its many features are numerous enhancements that can optimize the search and discovery of music and performing arts materials in all formats.  Your feedback and suggestions are welcome - please use the "contact us" link, located at the top of the catalog page, to send us your comments.

One keyword search box (with several pull-down, targeted search options for title, author, etc.). You can preselect some search limits (format, language, etc.) in the left sidebar. One drawback: no option to differentiate between author and title terms in one search (which is possible in advanced search).

Offers multiple search boxes with pull-down menus and options to limit format (score, sound recording, etc.), language, location, and sort order before launching search. Narrow your query even further in the left sidebar after displaying search results.

For a brief, general overview of the New Catalog, click on "Take a tour of the New Catalog interface!" from the main page.

New Materials

Interested in seeing new materials acquired by Mendel in the last month? Click on one of these format/subject options:


Milton Babbitt: A Centenary Celebration

Milton Babbitt

Milton Babbitt (1916-2011)

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of composer Milton Babbitt, Mendel Music Library is sharing a digitized version of the 1976 filmstrip, "Electronic Music." Babbitt demonstrates to students how electronic sounds are produced in the tape studio and by synthesizers and computers. The video can be found here.