-What are discographies and chronologies?
-Notable Music Chronologies
Discographies are subject-specific lists containing various amounts of information about sound recordings. They can be in book or journal article form, a concise list at the end of a book or article on a given subject, or on the Web.
To locate discographies via the Catalog, conduct a word search on the topic and add the word discography or for a more relevant search use the advanced search and discography as a subject word and add other keyword/s (ex. popular music, women musicians, composer/performer name...)
Articles published in periodicals may be
or contain discographies; to find them, use the word 'discography' or
'discographies' as one search term in periodical indexes online.
Sample terms: Music Index online give these terms to use: DISCOGRAPHIES. See also PERFORMER CREDITS; PHONOGRAPH RECORDS - Catalogs; RECORDINGS; RECORDINGS -Lists; as subheading under particular individuals and various types of musicians, e.g. JAZZ MUSICIANS - Discographies.
If you want to locate music from a particular era, consult a music chronology (timeline). Use the catalog and the subject word/s: music chronology. Some of these resources can help you find music by geographical area as well. After you have located the name of a composer, performer or work, search for recordings in the UM catalog.
Discographies and chronologies can be particularly helpful in finding new repertoire.