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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.

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