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Music Library Resources: Books

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Places to Find Books

Interlibrary Loan

Finding Books in the Library

If you want to find books on a topic...

-In DUQSearch: Do an Advanced Search. Keyword searching allows you to search for individual words (or phrases) in the titles, subjects, tables of contents, and other fields in the catalog.

  • You can limit by dates, format (Book/Electronic Book, Sound Recording, etc.), language, and more. After searching, use the facets on the left hand side to adjust your search if necessary.
  • Once you've located one or more relevant books, you can click on the Subject links within the catalog record to find other related resources.
  • After you find a relevant book, check the location, call number, and availability. When you go to the stacks to find your book, make sure you browse nearby titles for more potentially relevant sources.

Call Numbers to Browse (5th Floor)

Call Number Subject
ML113 General bibliography
ML160 General histories of music
ML385 - 429 Biographies
ML410 Composers' biographies
ML417 Pianists' biographies
ML419 Jazz artists' biographies
ML420 Vocalists' biographies
ML457 Performance practice
ML459 - 1351 Instruments and instrumental music
ML1400 - 3275 Vocal music
ML3797 - 3799 Musicology and ethnomusicology
ML3845 - 3877      Aesthetics

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