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MUS 781 Introduction to Music Bibliography

The purpose of this guide is to organize the most relevant USD Library resources for participants in MUS 781.

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. A further explanation of Library of Congress call numbers for music can be found at the
Guide to Music Classification Numbers.

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

A word about catalogs (which one to use?) 

Search the USD Libraries Online
Classic Catalog by Keyword(s) in Subject

Go to the Advanced Search for more search options.



  • 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!

Catalog tutorials

Video covering how to search the online Catalog

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.

Google Book Search
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