Ways to Search the Music in Gotham Database:
General Search Instructions
- Wherever appropriate, the search fields utilizes an autocomplete list where the user can type the first letter or letters of a name or title and a list of one or more possible names or titles will appear. With regard to names, first or last names can be entered.
- When searching in the Focused Search or the Advanced Search, some fields use an auto-complete list. Begin typing a person’s name (first or last) and then select the appropriate name from the auto-complete list that will appear.
- When adding multiple names to an advanced search, the database will provide the union of the results. For example, the events in which conductor Theodore Thomas and pianist Louis Moreau Gottchalk will result in only the events that are true for both conditions.
There are three ways to search The Music in Gotham Project:
General search: This is the broadest standard search that will look for a given term or name across all aspects of the database. It will yield results as the name of a person, venue, and/or organization; title of a work and/or event; and/or text within a citation.
Focused search: The focused search features additional ability to refine search parameters within specific aspects of the database.
- Within the People Search, the user can specify a person by name, gender, profession, voice type, and/or instrument.
- Within the Works Search, the user can designate a work by title, composer, arranger, and/or text author.
- Within the Venues Search, the user can find a venue by name and/or location.
- Within the Organizations Search, the user can discover the organization by name and/or organization type.
- Within the Events Search, the user can refine a search for the event by title, specific date, date range, venue, event type, performance force, proprietor, lessee, manager, director, ballet director, and/or choreographer.
Advanced search: The Advanced Search is a more complex search and allows the user to combine searches across different parts of the database.
- For example, the Advanced Search enables the user to find all events with works by Beethoven, performed at the Academy of Music between 1 July 1863 and 31 December 1863.