Name searching can be challenging in a few instances that come up frequently in music research.
Databases such as Primo, Worldcat, and Music Index use a standardized name form to simplify searching. To search by a standardized name:
|Original keyword search||Primo & Worldcat use the same standardized names||Music Index|
|hildegard bingen||Hildegard, Saint, 1098-1179.||HILDEGARD, Saint, 1098-1179.|
|kurupt||Kurupt (Rapper)||KURUPT (Performer)|
|Hsien Hsing-hai||Xinghai Xian, 1905-1945||XIAN Xinghai|
|john williams guitar||Williams, John, 1941-||WILLIAMS, John (not disambiguated)|
|Mrs. H.H.A. Beach||Beach, Amy, 1867-1944||beach, amy marcy cheney|
Books about a composer and scores by or recordings of the person's music will use the standardized name. However, articles that you find through Primo and Worldcat are not fully cataloged and do not have the standardized names.