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Music - Guide to Research

The purpose of this guide is to organize the most relevant USD Library resources for students, staff and faculty within the discipline of Music.

Where Can I Find These Materials?

  • What resources are available for MUSIC MAJORS (and anyone studying music)? 
  • WHERE can I find these things?


1.   Reference
         Print materials:  University Libraries, Main (Ground) floor, west side of Academic Commons
         Online databases / resources:   University Libraries Web Page (www.usd.edu/library)

2.   Scores ("M") -

         Mini-scores - 3rd floor, northeast quadrant
         Full scores - immediately following the mini scores on the 3rd floor
         Scores & parts - same as above (by LC call number)         
         Piano reductions - "
         Piano-vocal scores - "
         Vocal scores - "
         Oversize ("M's" and "N's") - 3rd floor, west end by elevator door

3.   Books about music ("ML" = "Music Literature" and "MT" = "Music Theory & Pedagogy"). 3rd floor, northeast quadrant, just after the scores.
            
4.   Audio recordings
         Compact discs - University Libraries, Main (Ground) floor, west side of Academic Commons
         Vinyl recordings - 2nd floor, southwest corner. 
         Streaming audio Naxos Music Library - go to Library Webpage, select Databases tab or filter by subject "Music"

5.   Visual materials - University Libraries, ask for them by call number at the Circulation Desk!
         Videocassettes (VHS) - University Libraries, Main (Ground) floor, west side of Academic Commons
         DVDs - University Libraries, Main (Ground) floor, west side of Academic Commons


6.   Online Commercial Databases/Resources - University Libraries Web Page (www.usd.edu/library), select Databases and Journals/Ebooks tabs. 

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