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Music History II: Books in Musselman Library

A guide to finding resources for students in Music History II

Locations in the library

Second Floor

The Library of  Congress classification for Music is M. This means that the call numbers for books on music will begin with the letter M. Most of the music books in the library are located on the second floor, toward the back of the floor on the right.


Reading Room / Reference Collection

A significant companion music collection is located in the Reading Room (main floor of the library), also classified under M. An example of books in this location would be The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians, which is mentioned in your research paper handout. As you enter the Reading Room, turn to the right. You will find the music books in the free-standing section of shelving.

Call numbers for Music

Here are the broad classification categories for music:

M            Musical Works

ML          Literature on Music

MT         Musical Instruction and Study

For much more detailed breakdowns, follow the link below and then click on the three categories.

Library of Congress music classification