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Music Resources: Books

This guide is intended to provide guidance for students researching in the area of Music.

A book sampler...

Finding books


Search our library catalogue by Title or Author if you already know the book you are looking for.  Remember to type the author or composer's last name first!

Search by KEYWORD when you don't know the Subject Heading or if you are looking for something in an Anthology or Collection of essays.  Browse your results, using the assigned Subject Headings to find more books on your topic.

Search by Subject Heading to find additional books on your topic, or books about a particular composer or, about any other other topic.  Examples of the types of subject headings you can use:

  • Counterpoint
  • Electronic music
  • Folk music Africa
  • Instrumental music
  • Music 15th century history and criticism
  • Musical form
  • Symphonic poems
  • Shostakovich, Dmitri

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