Marr | Using Merlin

UMKC Library Catalog (MERLIN)


Keep these things in mind when you search

Omit indefinite and definite articles (e.g., "a" or "the"), but only if they occur at the very beginning of a search term

  • the beatles
  • strangers in the night

Use the "Limit/Sort" button to filter out non-sound recordings

  • After a search, at the top of the search results page, click "Limit/Sort" and set "Material Type" to "Audio-Vinyl"
  • This option is also available at the beginning of advanced (keyword) searches



Find a performer, composer or group

Enter specific performers or composers as "last name, first name"

  • dylan, bob
  • basie, count
  • king, b.b.

Enter band, orchestra or musical group names as they are

  • rolling stones
  • kansas city philharmonic orchestra
  • U2



Find a song, album or other musical performance

  • i walk the line
  • abbey road
  • william tell overture



Browse sound recordings by record label (and issue number)

  • Blue Note
  • Capitol
  • RCA


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