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Music: Books

This guide provides a starting point for researching topics related to music.

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Search Helps

Call numbers are places to check in the library. Go to that location, and browse the shelves for books on that topic.

264.23 — Hymns/church music
372.87 — Music in education
780 — General music
780.9 — Music history
781 — General principles and musical form
782 — Vocal music
783 — Music for single voices
784 — Instruments and instrumental ensembles
785 — Ensembles with only one instrument per part
786 — Keyboard, mechanical, electrophonic, percussion instruments
787 — Stringed instruments
788 — Wind instruments

Subject headings are suggested terms to use when searching the library catalog. Search for them by “subject,” not by “keyword.”

Arrangement (music)
Composition (music)
Instrumental music
Music—(See specific centuries)
Music—(See specific countries, regions, and
Music—Acoustics and physics
Music appreciation
Music by women composers
Music history
Music philosophy
Musical form
Patriotic music
Popular music
Sacred music
School music

Request Books

If the library does not have a book you need, we have services available to help you get it.

  • PASCAL Delivers  
    PASCAL Delivers is a service which finds books in other SC libraries and sends them to Mack Library for you to check out. Click here or use the link in the catalog to access this service.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    Interlibrary Loan is a free service to students, faculty and staff. Request a book and ILL staff will find it at another library and have it sent to Mack Library for you to check out.
  • Suggest a Purchase  
    Suggest that the library purchase a book to add to our collection.  

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Stephanie Shelburne
Music Library - Ext. 2706
Mack Library - Ext. 6038