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Music Therapy: Books

A row of books on a shelf

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Books can be a great resource for finding background information on a topic, researching discipline subsets, and finding work from practicing clinicians

Searching For Books

The Gumberg Library homepage is a great place to start your search. There you can use the QuickSearch online catalog to connect with print and electronic books. Click on the photo below to explore Gumberg Library's collection of books, textbooks, and eBooks on music therapy: 

QuickSearch on Gumberg Library homepage

Refining Your Search

Just like a database using AND in QuickSearch can find books that include two topics of interest. Click on the examples below to be taken to the Gumberg Library catalog for resources on that topic:  

a search of "music therapy AND depression" in QuickSearch

a search of "music therapy AND trauma" in QuickSearch

Not finding exactly what you need? Try searching WorldCat for additional books that may not be in the Gumberg Library collection. You can then use ILLiad or E-Z Borrow to request materials and have books delivered to Gumberg Library.  

Beyond Books

QuickSearch can be used to locate dissertations, academic journals, primary source documents, and much more! Check out the tutorials below to learn more about finding books and other Gumberg Library resources: 

The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy
Handbook of Neurologic Music Therapy
The study of music therapy : current issues and concepts
Guidelines for music therapy practice in mental health
Music Therapy Handbook
Musically engaged seniors : 40 session plans and resources for a vibrant music therapy program
Guidelines for music therapy practice in developmental health
Developments in music therapy practice: case study perspectives
Music therapy in palliative care
Self-experiences in music therapy education, training, and supervision
Music therapy social skills assessment and documentation manual (MTSSA)

Click on a title to see details in the Gumberg Library catalog 

Browse The Stacks

Find Music Therapy Books Under These Call Numbers: 

M1992---Children's Songs

M1997---Songbooks for Children

MT1---Theory & History of Music Education

MT17---Music in Special Education

ML3830-3838---Psychology of Music

ML3920---Moral Influence of Music

RC480-488---Music Therapy