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Music Research Guide: Books

music, CDs, scores, music education, education, listening

Search or Browse for Books at the Library

The Library of Congress (LC) classification for Music begins with the letter M -- the system the Blough-Weis library uses to organize books.  

You may want to look on the shelf where books on your subject are located in order to see what is available.  The general categories for music are listed below.  Topics dealing with education, may also appear under that category starting with the letter L.

Music    M1-5000
Literature on music ML1-3930
Instruction and study   MT1-960



Oxford Music Online


Search here for thousands of brief articles or entries about composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works.

Books to get started


Here are some general books available online or at the library.