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Music Research Tools

A guide to various tools and resources for studying music


Welcome to the Music Research Tools guide. Here you will learn about the various tools available to you through the library to start research for various projects. Music materials are found in a variety of places through Campbell Library and through the library website:

The Performing Arts Collection can be found on the Second Floor of Campbell Library. Here, you will find all of the scores, CDs, and most of the reference books (encyclopedias, special music dictionaries, catalogs, and introductory research books), and some of the books on music education and performance.

The Fourth Floor of Campbell Library contains the majority of our books on music history, music performance, music education, the music industry, and music therapy. Check with a librarian or a library assistant to see where your resources might be located.

This guide, the guides linked below, and many of the library databases provide access to lots of materials that you cannot find for free online.

Best Places to Start

Library Search