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Subject Guide for Music.

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The following are useful databases to find information on Music:


Introduction to Credo Reference

Mind Maps From Credo Reference:

Credo Reference Topic Pages:


Helpful Hints

Having problems finding information? Try searching:

Specific musicians (Ex. Beethoven) 

The instrument (Ex. Piano)

The time period (Ex. Romantic Period)

The place of origin (Ex. Germany)


Also, take a look at our Biography Shelves on the second floor for biographies on the following musicians and composers:

  • Louis Armstrong
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Hector Berlioz
  • Leonard Bernstein
  • Johannes Brahms
  • Aaron Copland
  • Claude Debussy
  • George Gershwin
  • George Frideric Handel
  • Franz Liszt
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
  • Giacomo Puccini
  • Henry Purcell
  • Franz Schubert
  • Robert Schumann
  • William Grant Still
  • Igor Stravinsky
  • Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
  • Richard Wagner

Off-Campus Access Instructions

Remote Access to the Databases, Online Catalog and eBooks from the BPCC Library Webpage

Note: New student’s accounts may not be active on the first few days of classes. If new students need to access the databases from off campus before that time, they may contact the BPCC Library at 678-6275.

How to Access the Databases Remotely (Off-Campus)

  1. Open your browser and go to the BPCC Library website:
  2. Click A to Z Database Index under the “Library Online” heading.
  3. Select your database from the drop-down menu and click “Go”.
  4. If you are prompted to log-in: your User ID is your LoLA User Name and your PIN is your 6 digit birth date (mmddyy).

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BPCC Library Online Catalog

Use the BPCC Library Online Catalog to search for items in the BPCC Library. A search box for the Online Catalog is available on the library homepage There is no need to login when searching the catalog. If you wish to view your Library account, click on My Account and login. Your user ID is your LoLA UserName Your PIN is your 6 digit birthday. The My Account feature allows you to view due dates on items you have checked out and to place holds on needed items.

Steps to Find, View & Print eBooks

  1. Open the Library’s Online Catalog.
  2. Click on the eBooks search to search for specific titles, subjects of all EBooks.
  3. In the full view of the record (click on the Title), click on the link (URL).
  4. When the window containing the eBook opens, click on the “e-Book Full Text” link.
  5. To Print a Page, view a page and then print it using the print button. You may also highlight a section to print.
  6. Only one person can view an eBook simultaneously.


Note: You cannot print the entire eBook due to copyright restrictions.

For more information on finding your LoLA username, click here.