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Music: Browsing the Collection

Research resources for music history, music education, and music performance

Browsing the Shelves for Music Resources

To browse our music Reference (Gault Library Reference Area) and general music (WOO Main) collections, students might find the Library of Congress Classification Outline for the call numbers beginning with M - Music of some assistance. This gives a thorough outline of the call number system in the area of music.

Following is a brief outline of music call numbers, but the link above gives much more detail if a more specific browsing area is being sought:

M
Music (scores)
ML
Literature on Music (music history, biography, etc.)
ML100-109
         Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
ML159-3785
         History and Criticism
ML3790-3792
         Music Trade
ML3797-3799.5
         Musical Research
ML3800-3923

         Philosophical, societal, physics, acoustics and physiological aspects of music.

ML3928-3930
         Literature for Children
MT
Musical Instruction and Study
MT5.5-7
         Music Theory
MT20-34
         Systems and Methods
MT35-39
         Notation
MT40-67
         Composition. Elements and techniques of music
MT90-146
         Analysis and appreciation of musical works
MT170-810
         Instrumental techniques
MT820-915
         Singing and vocal techniques
MT918-948
         School music