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Use SUMMON to Find Recordings at SU Libraries!
SUMMON, the main search box on the Libraries home page, searches:
- CDs, LPs, DVDs, and VHS in Bird Library
- Streaming audio in Naxos, Naxos Jazz, and Alexander Street
- Streaming video in Alexander Street
- Select recordings from the Belfer Audio Archive
SUMMON Search Tips:
- Choose your keywords:
- For known musical or dance works:
- Enter composer last name and main words from the work title. Add a performer name as well if desired.
- For vocal music, try entering the song/aria title in quotes. Or, do a second search for the name of the larger work (opera, musical, oratorio, etc) without the song title.
- For documentaries or to browse a specific style of music: Enter names of countries, instruments, styles, or other subject terms.
- Limit search results to content type (note: you may have to click "more" to see all the options)
- For sound recordings, choose "music recording" and "streaming audio"
- For video recordings, choose "video recording" and "streaming video"
- Use call numbers and icons to identify the type of recording and location for access.
||Call # example
||Compact Disc 12345
Request at Bird Library 3rd floor service desk (immediate retrieval, check out for 7 days)
||M 1507 .B72
||Shelved on Bird Library 4th floor
||Access on your computer
Video DVD 12345
|Request at Bird Library 3rd floor service desk (immediate retrieval, check out for 24 hours)
||Access on your computer
|Cylinders, 78s, etc.
||Request listening session from Belfer Audio Archive (wait time around 10 business days)
Streaming Video Library Databases
Digital Theatre Plus
If using Chrome, please download the latest version to ensure video playback. Streaming video collection of theatre, dance, musical theatre, opera, and film productions in many genres, as well as interviews and notes by practitioners about production, technique, lighting, design and more; includes content from provider such as the, BBC, Broadway HD, LA Theatre Works, and Royal Shakespeare Company.
Playtexts, audio plays, video productions, photos, and ebooks related to practice and criticism, including works from Arden Shakespeare, Nick Hern Books, TCG Books, Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, BBC, L.A. Theater Works, and more.
Alexander Street Music and Performing Arts
Performance videos and sound recordings for theater, ballet, opera, and music.
Streaming video of performances and documentaries, including concerts, operas, ballets, and master classes by numerous performers, composers, and companies.
Met Opera on Demand: Student Access
HD videos of Metropolitan Opera performances, including telecasts from 1970 through 2000, and including radio broadcasts from 1936.
To access titles, click on LOG IN TO SYR or WATCH THIS buttons at bottom of screen, and not LOG IN at upper right of screen. If you cannot find a title on Kanopy, please use the SU Libraries’ Request a title form
Academic streaming video collection containing educational titles as well as U.S. and international feature films. Some titles include transcripts and closed captioning. The platform video player is WCAG-compliant.
Films, documentaries, masterclasses, and interviews for arts education and practitioners.
Recordings by Composer, on CD