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TCC Resource/Research Guides

Subject Terms

OneSearch indexes all TCC books and media by author, title, and subject.  OneSearch also gives you full physical description of each item and information about the suggested grade level or the availability of any accompanying materials. If you are searching for music on a particular subject or for a particular purpose, look up the subject heading and look for records, cassettes or other types of nonprint sources under that subject. The type of media is part of the call number given for that item in OneSearch.

Search OneSearch for search terms such as:

  • Children's songs
  • Games with music
  • Guitar
  • Halloween
  • Instrumental music
  • Musical instruments
  • Music appreciation
  • Piano
  • Rhythm
  • School songbooks
  • Physical education for children
  • Singing games
  • Music - (country name)
  • Folk-songs

Locating Song Titles/Composers

Screenshot of advanced search for hokey pokey

If all you know is the name of a specific song or composer, OneSearch should help you locate the specific sound recording(s) where your song or composer may be found. To find a recording of "Hokey Pokey," for instance, use the “Advanced Search” option in OneSearch. 

1. Choose "Shelving location" as a field, type in tcc. 

2. Choose Audio Visual as a material type.

3. Choose Any field contains and type: hokey pokey. Search results will indicate the titles and call numbers of all the sound recordings that have "Hokey Pokey."


Screen shot of advanced search for hokey pokey

To find a composer, choose author/contributor as a field and type in name, such as Hap Palmer. In addition to the TCC's resources, you can find many music scores and classical music in the regular library collection or at Music and Media Service Desk (2nd floor, East Wing).



Curriculum Guides, Lesson Plans & Activities

Use the Study and teaching subdivision after any subject to find curriculum guides and lesson plans in OneSearch.


  • Music - Study and teaching
  • Music – Instruction and study

Curriculum guides/lesson plans may also be found in the ERIC documents collection. Ask a Reference Librarian for assistance in locating these guides.

Internet Sources


Content Standards & Frameworks

Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards
NX 280.C351 2001 grade K-12
Online version

Visual and performing arts framework for California public schools
NX 280 C35 2004 grade K-12
Online version

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