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MUSA 326 & 327: Music History and Literature I & II: Books

Suggested sources to use for Music History research.

Search the Catalogs

Searching the Classic Catalog allows you to search for musicians, titles and call numbers easily.

Searching the New Catalog allows you to search by keyword or topic easily.

Search Tips

Words to add to your main idea:

  • scores
  • name of an instrument

Words describing the type of music:

  • vocal, instrumental, orchestra, electronic

Time period or style:

  • ancient, medieval, Baroque, classical, Romantic

Name of region or country:

  • America, Europe, France, Germany

Search composer as the author:

  • Last name, first name (for example,  Haydn, Joseph or Handel, George F)

Browsing the shelves in the Library

Books about music and music history can be found in these areas:

M    Music (includes scores)

ML  Literature on Music

   159-3785   History and criticism

   162-197     By period

   198-360.6  By region or country

   385-429     Biography

MT  Instruction and study

   3-5   History of music education