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Music: In the Library

This is a guide to the Library's collection in Music. It is not comprehensive, but rather provides a good starting point for research.


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Call Numbers

If you want to browse the collection, these are some call numbers where you can find books about Music.

  • M5-1490 -- Instrumental Music
  • M1495-5000 -- Vocal Music
  • ML1-3930 -- Literature of Music
  • MT1-960 -- Musical Instruction and Study

Subject Headings

This is a list of suggested terms to use in a search for Music resources in the Library Catalog:

  • Bluegrass Music
  • Composers -- Biography
  • Concerts
  • Country Music -- History and Criticism
  • Country Musicians
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk Music
  • Instrumental Music
  • Jazz
  • Musical Analysis
  • Music and Technology
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music Theory -- Elementary Works
  • Music -- History and Criticism
  • Music -- Instruction and Study
  • Music -- Psychological Aspects
  • Music -- Social Aspects
  • Opera
  • Orchestral Music
  • Rap (Music) -- History and Criticism
  • Popular Music
  • Rock Music
  • Rhythm and Blues Music
  • Symphony
  • Vocal Music

Catalog Search

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Selected Books

These books are in the circulating collection.  You may check them out for three weeks at a time.  When you click on the book, it will take you to the catalog, where you can check whether the book is currently available, or when it is due back, as well as where it is located.

These are available on the third floor in the Reference Room.  They are for in-library use only, but you can make copies of pages as needed.


The following titles are available on the main (2nd) floor in the Audio/Visual Room:


Power of music
"Today, researchers and scientists are now finding that singing, listening and playing music improves health and stimulates the mind. Join established artists as they express the creative process which draws upon and captures the power of music."--container.
Call #: ML3830 .P79 2003 DVD 1 & 2 (Instructional Videos)

How to listen to and understand great music
Course on music appreciation and history.
Call #: Great MT90 .G74 2003d DVD (Great Courses)