You can search all of the library's resources in one place from OCC Discovery. Books, ebooks, streaming videos, articles, DVDs...they're all searchable from the here. After you get results, you can use the filters on the left hand side to help narrow the results by resource type (books, videos, articles), publication date, availability online, and more.
Try using the Library of Congress Subject Headings, the terms used by most U.S. academic libraries to describe the main subjects of books. Subject searching on natural words and phrases may give lower or zero results if not the "official" terminology.
A glance at the subject headings in the catalog record for books gives suggestions of both the "official" subject term and new directions to try.
Search operators can be used within the Basic Search:
To find a book on the shelf in the library, you need 2 pieces of information from the book record:
The status (to get it today, it should say Available).
The call number.
Below are the major sections of Library of Congress call numbers for Music. You can go to these letters on the library shelves and you will find the books about each subject area. These are the same for any library that uses the Library of Congress Classification system.
|M||Music: collections, instrumental and vocal scores|
|ML||Literature on Music|
History and Criticism
Music trade, as a profession, Musical research
Philosophical and social aspects of music
|MT||Instruction and study of Music|
For a more specific breakdown of the call numbers see the Library of Congress Classification Online: M subclasses.
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