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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.

Browsing the Stacks

Music materials at the University Libraries can be found on the third floor under the call numbers M, ML, and MT. Find the call number for your instrument and browse our stacks for music to play! Or, find the call number for your favorite type of book.  (My personal favorite is biographies of musicians, ML410.) Enjoy the vast resources available for you at the University Libraries!

M – Music Scores
ML – Books, information about music
MT – Music Education

Most libraries in the United States use the Library of Congress classification. Therefore, if you become familiar with this arrangement of materials for music, you will be able to find materials quickly and easily not only at USD, but also at most major libraries in the U.S. See the full Library of Congress call numbers for music

Search for Books, Music, Videos, Journal Titles, and Other Media

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  • WorldCat@USD  
    Search thousands of libraries worldwide in this bibliographic utility. Can't find a score, book, sound recording, or DVD? Look here and find out which libraries have the item, or request an interlibrary loan from right within the database!

Google Books

Search Google Books for your topic. Depending on the copyright for each item, you may see the full text or preview for book.

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