Books and journals on music, music theory, instrumentation, and music history are located in the M, ML, and MT.
Use this guide to browse the library stacks (2nd floor) for resources on Music:
|M 2-2.3||Musical sources|
|M 3-3.3||Collected works of composers|
|M 5-1480||Instrumental music|
|M 1100-1160||String orchestra|
|M 1200-1270||Band music|
|M 1366||Music for jazz ensembles|
|M 1495-2199||Vocal music|
|M 1530-1609||Choruses (secular)|
|M 1627-1853||Folk, national and ethnic music|
|M 1999-2199||Sacred vocal music|
|ML||LITERATURE ON MUSIC|
|ML 47-54.8||Librettos. Texts. Scenarios|
|ML 100-109||Dictionaries. Encyclopedias|
|ML 159-3785||History and criticism|
|MT||INSTRUCTION AND STUDY|
|MT 5.5-7||Music theory|
|MT 70-74||Instrumentation and orchestration|
|MT 955-956||Musical theater|
See the full M classification here.
To find books, use library catalogs, such as the HSU Library Catalog, WorldCat, or other libraries. The search terms you use in the HSU Library Catalog also work in other library catalogs, and the search techniques are similar. If you need help with catalog searching, please Ask a Librarian.
In the HSU Library Catalog QuickSearch, you can search by Keyword, Title (leave out the initial article, in any language), Subject (you must know the Library of Congress subject heading), Author (last name first), or Call Number.
Keyword is the most powerful of these.
"folk music" history
"chamber music" "20th century"
"folk music" ir? for Irish or Ireland
"folk music" gree? For Greek or Greece
Here are a few more tips:
500 - 1400
(includes Medieval music)
(includes Medieval and Renaissance music)
(includes Renaissance music)
(includes Renaissance and Baroque music)
(includes Baroque and Classical music)
(includes Classical and Romantic music