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Call numbers for music resources

 Library of Congress classification
 M –   Music
 ML – Literature on music  
 MT – Musical instruction and study  

 Dewey classification  
 780 – Music  
 782-783 – Vocal
784-788 – Instruments   

 These lists are representative of resources in the collection  
 Note: reference books (REF) and instructional materials can be used only in the library. 


Harvard Dictionary of Music                                                  REF 780.3 Har

World Musicians                                                                    REF80.922 Wor

American Composers: a biographical dictionary                  REF 920 Ewe

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians                    REF ML 100 .N48 1981

Baker’s Dictionary of Music                                                   REF ML 100 .S635 1997

New Grove Dictionary of American Music                            REF ML 101 .U6 N48 1986

Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians                       ML 105 .B16 1992

Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music                             ML 105 .H38 1996

Outline History of Western Music                                          ML 161 .O96 1998

Opera and Theatre

New Grove Dictionary of Opera                                             REF ML 102 .O6 N5 1992

Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre                                     ML 102 .M88 G3 1994

Stage It with Music: guide to musical theatre                         ML 102 .M88 H6 1993

Definitive Kobbe’s Opera Book                                               MT 95 .K52 1987

Jazz and Blues

New Grove Dictionary of Jazz                                                ML 102 .J3 N48 1988

Who’s Who of Jazz                                                                 ML 106 .U3 C5 1985

Rock, Popular and Country

Billboard Book of the Top 40 Hits                                           REF 781.016 Whi

Rock & Roll Year by Year                                                      REFf 781.66 Cra

Guinness Encyclopedia of popular Music                              REF ML 102 .P66 G84 1992

Encyclopedia of Country Music: the ultimate guide               ML 102 .C7 E54 1998

Rock Who’s Who                                                                    ML 102 .R6 H5 1996

American Popular Music: a multicultural history                    ML 3477 .A67 2006

History and Criticism (a selection of circulating books)

Studies in Music with Text                                                       ML 1400 .L48 2006

Birth of Be-Bop: a social and musical history                         ML 3506 .D48 1997

Swing Era: the development of jazz, 1930-1945                      ML 3506 .S36 1968

Blues: the basics                                                                      ML 3521 .W45 2005

The Rock History Reader                                                        ML 3534 .R633 2007

Performance (a selection of circulating books)

Mastering the Art of Performance: a primer               ML 457 .G66 2006

Mastery of the French Horn                                       MT 425 .H65 2006

Singing in Style: a guide to vocal performance          MT 892 .E45 2006

Appreciation (a selection of circulating books)

For the Love of Music: invitations to listening           ML 160 .S84 2006

Music as Thought: listening to the symphony           ML 1255 .B68 2006

Understanding Music                                                 MT 6 .Y86 U53 2002

Music videos and CDs are also available for checkout.


Databases for Music

Naxos Music Library

Classical, jazz, world/folk, new age, and Chinese music recordings in 75,000+ tracks plus related text information about the musical works.NOTE: requires Windows Media Player version 9 or later - limit of 25 simultaneous users for this resource

Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Features articles on popular music genres such as jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music from 1900 to the present.  Also includes information on trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals.


Includes full-text back issues of selected journals in such areas as history, statistics, sociology, literature, and economics.

Project MUSE

Full-text articles from "over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals."


Digital Librarian – Locating Lyrics, Sheet Music, Librettos, & Scores

Indiana University School of Music - Worldwide Internet Music Resources: Composers

Indiana University School of Music - Worldwide Internet Music Resources:
Individual Musicians (All Genres) and Popular Groups



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