Choreographing Your Search
Exercises for WorldCat using OCLC FirstSearch
- Begin with a title search for the book Sources on African and African-related Dance. Look at the subject entries on the catalog record. What library or libraries own the book?
- What other subjects might you use to find material on African dance? (Hint: look at the subjects listed for the book in question 1.) Search for one subject, and then try to locate libraries that have films or videotapes on that subject.
- Identify items published by the Congress on Research in Dance. (Hint: Search under author and under publisher.)
- Search for the title Swan Lake. How many entries did you retrieve?
- Limit the Swan Lake result to the publication type recordings. How many entries were found?
- Limit the Swan Lake result again, this time to year. Choose 1990- to retrieve items produces since 1990.
- From the list of items retrieved, find the title Swan Lake Complete Performance, and answer the following questions:
- What is the media (material type) of this title?
- How long is it?
- What orchestra performs on this recording?
- What libraries own this recording?