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Welcome to the Music Research Guide

music staff with various notes and musical symbols

"music, clef, melody . . ." by geralt (CC0)

This guide is the starting point for identifying, locating, using, and evaluating materials related to music in the Carmichael Library and on the Internet. If you need additional assistance, please contact Carmichael Library.

Is this Research Guide Right for You?

The Music Research Guide is designed to help you navigate sources in a variety of relevant courses.

You may want to reference this guide if you are enrolled in any of the following classes:

  • MUS 111, Principles of Music Theory I
  • MUS 121, Invitation to Listening
  • MUS 228, Music Technology
  • MUS 250, World Music
  • MUS 252, Music History, Medieval/Renaissance
  • MUS 341, Music History, Baroque/Classical
  • MUS 342, Music History, 19th Century to Present
  • MUS 481, Seminar in Music History 


  • THEA 361, Musical Theatre Styles I

      Music Books

      Most books about music in Carmichael Library can be found upstairs, in the "M" section of the circulating collection on the second floor.  Within the "M" section, you'll find these categories (among others):

      M - Music (scores, etc)

      ML - Literature on music and musicians

      MT - Instruction and study


      Information Literacy and Digital Learning Librarian / Assistant Professor

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      Anna Mary Williford
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