For famous composers, add more keywords to avoid scrolling through long lists.
1) Add the featured instrument(s) if any
2) If known, add an opus or other number commonly associated with the work (e.g., the "K" number for Mozart)
3) Use “*” to truncate the generic title word to catch both singular and plural cases in Roger
Popular songs are usually published in anthologies. Use a keyword search in Roger with the song title, and if known add the band or songwriter name. Folk song anthologies often do not have all of the song titles listed in Roger.
In UCSD's Roger catalog, “score” can refer to any kind of printed music, including a set of parts like the four parts for a string quartet. For symphonies and other orchestral works we have study scores, not part sets. For operas or musicals we have study scores and/or piano-vocal arrangements. For ensembles of nine players or less we have part sets and sometimes study scores as well.
Most of our scores circulate, the main exceptions are the M2 and M3 collected works, the large bound volumes that serve as reference scores.
The Music Scores Collection is located in the Geisel Library West Wing 1st Floor, on the north end next to the music books.
If you want to eliminate recordings from a search result so it's scores only: click the "Modify Search" button, then limit the Material Type to "music scores."
Music Online: Classical Scores Library a series of four volumes containing scores of contemporary and canonical works. The collections contain over 50,000 thousand scores, encompassing all major classical musical genres and time periods from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.
New Music USA Online Library a digital database that contains over 57,000 works by more than 6,000 contemporary composers, and includes over 14,000 media samples (recordings and scores).
Open Music Library The Open Music Library contains over 200,000 scores, many of which are from the 20th and 21st centuries. Searching for Works will display everything in the database related to a particular composition - possibly including scores, facsimiles of manuscripts, sketches, etc.
Many public domain (expired copyright) scores have been digitized at various sites. These are useful in particular if you want to print out a shorter piece such as an aria or piano etude.