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Books, both print and electronic, are found in the library by checking the online catalog, Ilink. Searches by title, author, Words or Phrase and subject may be made. If there are few results for a search, contact the Reference Librarian for help in finding the best subject term or more information.

Sheet Music

The library houses a collection of sheet music as well as bound volumes of composers’ music. They are shelved with the books on N2 and are given call numbers. Search the Ilink catalog by title of the work, composer, or type of work (e.g., sonata, chorale, etc).


• Baker’s Student Encyclopedia of Music (R ML 100 .B26 1999)
• The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Africa (R ML 100 .G16)
• The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean (R ML 100 .G16)
• The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (R ML 100 .G8863 2001)
• The New Grove Dictionary of American Music (R ML 101 .U6 N48 1986)
• The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (R ML 102 .I5 N485)
• The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (R ML 102 .J3 N59)
• A-Z of Opera (R ML 102 .O6 H35 1990)
• The Oxford Companion to Popular Music (R ML 102 .P66 G35 1991)
• The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (R ML 102 .P66 G84 1995)
• The Tin Pan Alley Song Encyclopedia (R ML 102 .P66 H57 2002)
• International Who’s Who: Classical Music 2003 (R ML 105 .I54 2003)
• Index to Poetry in Music: A Guide to the Poetry set as Solo Songs by 125 Major Composers (R ML 128 .S3 B68 2003)
• Reader’s Guide to Music History, Theory, Criticism (R ML 160 .R42 1999)
• Music Since 1900 (R ML 197 .S634 2001
• World Chronology of Music History (R ML 161 .E4) (This six volume set covers from 4,000 B.C. E. to 1796)
• A Guide to the Blues (R ML 3521 .S58 1994)
• Song: A Guide to Style and Literature (R MT 120 .K55 S6 1996)
• The Music Index (R ML 118 .M84)

Online Resources

Online resources include online journals, websites, periodical indexes and databases (which may include full-text articles), and electronic books (listed in the library catalog).
Project Muse
Expanded Academic Index
Academic Search Premier

Compact Discs, Recordings, etc.

Recordings for music students are available in the library. They are cataloged and given a call number. CDs are kept in Room 119, behind the Reference Desk. They cannot leave the building, but may be played on the equipment in Room 119.

Super Search

With Super Search the user can search multiple databases with one search. An example of a multiple search is Google, but unlike Google, searching with Super Search results in only academic results.

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