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.Music Subject Guide

Recommended library and web resources for the study of music.

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:

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

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