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Music Resources

Searching for Books

The advanced catalog search function will yield more focused search results when locating resources in the UH Library Catalog.

Search Tips:

  • To narrow your search to books only, limit by material type.
  • Looking for a book about a specific composer? 
    • The ML410s are where you'll find composer biographies, organized by last name.  For example, biographies about Beethoven have call numbers that start with ML410 .B4, biographies about Mozart start with ML410 .M9, etc.
  • You can link between books on the same topic by scrolling to the bottom of a catalog record and clicking on the subject headings to see other books on the same topic.

To search for books at other libraries, use WorldCat. You can then request items you find  in WorldCat via InterLibrary Loan.

Music Library Locations

When locating resources in the Music Library, double check the item location to determine where in the library it is shelved. Physical locations in the Music Library include reference, reference table, general collection, miniature scores, or oversized scores. All library sections are clearly labeled. If you need help, you can always visit the front desk!

  • MUSIC/GENERAL COLLMusic General Collection (books and scores that can be checked out of the library)
  • MUSIC/REFERENCE: Music Reference (books and scores that cannot be checked out, but are for in-library use)
  • MUSIC/REFERENCE TABLE: Frequently used Music Reference Items such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and language resources (books and scores that cannot be checked out, but are for in-library use)
  • MUSIC/MINI SCORES: Miniature & Study Scores
  • MUSIC/OVERSIZE: Oversized Scores

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