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A listing of some basic reference works, databases, and Web sites for research in music and its many related fields, with an invitation to browse and discover other resources in print and online.


The David W. Howe Memorial Library invites you to discover some of its musical treasures!

Library Locations for Music

  • 1st Floor of Howe: Media Collections (DVDs, VHS video, CDs). Lots of great lists!
    Note:  Vinyl LPs and audiocassettes are kept at the Williston Annex and can be brought to the library upon request.

  • 1st Floor: Reference Collection. Look for call numbers beginning with M, ML & MT. Please note the non-circulating status of these books.
  • 2nd Floor: Periodicals, Microfilm and -fiche. Current issues (less than 1 yr. old) of periodicals are filed separately from back issues.
  • 3rd Floor: Music scores, biography (ML410), history, theory, instruction, and more. Many scores are shelved as QUARTO volumes (oversized), so if you're browsing be sure not to miss this section.

Note: If we don't have what you're looking for, we can usually order it or borrow it from another library. See the interlibrary loan link in the left column.

NEW! Web site on Careers in Music

Library Links

Campus Links


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