MUSC 801 - Music Bibliography and Research: Finding Books and Scores

Guide for students of Musicology 801 on how to use the library and find resources

Finding Scores

Selected Examples of Subject Headings

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk music
  • Folk music Africa*
  • Music Africa*
  • Music, 20th Century
  • Music, history and criticism
    • For periods, use the following as a model: Music history and criticism -- Baroque Music
  • Musicology
  • Musical criticism
  • Music Critics
  • Music -- [Country] -- [Century] 
    • e.g. Music -- France -- 18th Century
  • Music -- Performance - History
  • Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics
  • Performance practice (music)
  • World Music

*Africa is used for purposes of illustration; Asia, Peru, Poland, Sweden, etc. may be used instead

Online Scores

Electronic Books

electronic book results

Library of Congress Guides

Selected Examples of Call Number Bases

M1001 scores of symphonies
M1500 full scores of operas
M1503 vocal scores of operas
ML128 bibliographies about topics, genres, instruments, etc.
ML134 bibliographies about composers and other individuals or groups
ML410 books about composers
ML417 books about keyboardists
ML418 books about string players
ML419 books about other instrumentalists (esp. jazz)
ML420 books about singers
ML421 books about performing groups
ML1702-1706 books about secular vocal music (esp. opera) by time period
ML3506 books about jazz
ML3531 books about rap and hip hop
ML3534 books about rock