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Hamersly Library

.Music Subject Guide

Recommended library and web resources for the study of music.

Finding books, scores, recordings, and other materials

Search for books, e-books, articles, and other materials at Western Oregon University, Summit, and beyond. 

NOTE: You can read e-books on any computer or download to your digital device. See: Using eBooks @ WOU

Oxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online is the best, most comprehensive site for research on musicians and musical topics. A superb place to start and to gather terminology and sources.

Above the search results from Grove, be sure to also click the provided links to other Oxford titles. Example:

Want to browse the shelves?

An overview of the Library of Congress (LC) classification for music.  Click on a subclass to find more specific call number areas.

  • M = Scores and printed music
  • ML = Literature on music
  • MT = Music instruction and study