How to use the search form

General information:

The database provides "free text" search, which means you may search for words within selected fields of the records. Characters may be entered in upper or lower case. Searching is not case sensitive. Boolean operators Search expressions may be combined using the boolean operators AND, OR or NOT (if necessary with parentheses to avoid ambiguities). If you wish to search for phrases containing the words AND, OR eller NOT, these words (or the whole phrase) must be quoted. Truncation When uncertain of spelling, you may block one or more characters using the truncation symbols. "?" or "#". Only right truncation is possible. Too many hits? For the time being there is a limit of 10 000 hits. If such a search result should occur, please narrow the search further. Please avoid commonly used words e.g. a , an, the etc.


Any person associated with the work may be searched for under "Person" e.g. composer, collector, author or editor. Please bear in mind that it is necessary to invert the name of the person e.g. GRIEG, EDVARD


Any person with the surname GRIEG. (The question mark may be omitted)
Any person with the surname GRIEG and a first name starting with E
Any person with the surname GRIEG except EDVARD GRIEG

Words from title

In this field you may search for any kind of title statement. Please avoid frequently used words.

Word search

This field is for searching for words pertaining to titles, series, publishers, name of persons, year of publication etc.


   solveig's song
   op? 95
   ed? 10927
   norsk musikkinformasjon datakopi 1997
   opus 49 albertsen landstad
   be "not" afraid
   warner? 1998 rogers rock

Dewey number

Unless the number is truncated, an exact match will be performed.




In this field you may search for ISMN (International Standard Music Number).. Example.: M-66110-003-4 or M661100034.

Issue or plate number

Any issue or plate number may be searched for here.


NKF 1116.
Norske komponisters NKF 881

Year of publication

The search may be restricted to year of publication. .