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Music Research: Finding Books

A guide to finding information about music!

Gray Library Catalog

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Library of Congress Call Numbers for Music

The books about music are located on the 4th floor.  The three major breakdowns are highlighted:

M - music scores & recordings

ML - Literature on music

  ML1-3930  Literature on music

     ML100-109  Dictionaries. Encyclopedias

     ML159-3785  History and criticism 

         ML159-161  General works 

         ML162-197  By period 

         ML198-360.6  By region or country 

         ML385-429  Biography 

         ML430-458  Composition and performance 

         ML459-1380  Instruments and instrumental music 

         ML1400-3275  Vocal music 

         ML3300-3351  Program music 

         ML3400-3465  Dance music 

         ML3469-3541  Popular music 

         ML3544-3776  Folk, national, and ethnic music 

         ML3780  Music on particular topics 

         ML3785  Musical journalism

     ML3797-3799.5  Musical research 

     ML3800-3923  Philosophical and societal aspects of music.

         ML3800  General works 

         ML3805-3817  Physics and acoustics 

         ML3820  Physiological aspects of music 

         ML3830-3840  Psychology 

         ML3845-3877  Aesthetics 

         ML3880-3915  Criticism 

         ML3916-3918  Social and political aspects of music 

         ML3919-3920  Moral influence of music.  Therapeutic use of music 

         ML3921-3921.8  Religious aspects of music 

         ML3922  Music in the workplace 

MT - Music instruction and study

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