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Music Therapy

This guide is intended to help get you started with research in music therapy

Why Books?

In-depth and introductory material may be found in online and print books on a variety of topics. Books take much longer to write (and read) and are designed for long-form explanations of fields and larger issues. Use Library Search or the box below to find books in Rowan's collection.

Books are organized in our libraries using the Library of Congress Classification System. The classification system uses call numbers to place items on a physical shelf, and items are also given multiple subject headings, a controlled language that describes the contents of items. Subject headings are used for searching in catalogs and databases, while call numbers are useful for finding materials and browsing physical shelves.

Library Search

Examples of Books in the Collection

Subject Headings in Music Therapy

Subject headings are descriptions of the content of library materials using precise language. You can click on them in a relevant catalog record or search for them in advanced searches.

Following is a list of Subject Headings useful for finding materials on Music Therapy and related topics in Library Search, EZBorrow, and Worldcat:

  • alternative medicine
  • children with disabilities
  • music -- physiological effect
  • music -- psychological aspects
  • music -- social aspects
  • music for people with disabilities
  • music therapy
  • music therapy -- case studies
  • music therapy -- handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • music therapy -- practice
  • music therapy -- research
  • music therapy for children
  • music therapy for families
  • music therapy for older people
  • music therapy for teenagers
  • musical instruments for people with disabilities
  • people with disabilities
  • special education -- music

Browse the Stacks

You can also find books on music therapy under these call numbers in the stacks on the fourth floor:

ML3797-3799.5---Musical Research

ML3800-3923---Philosophical, societal, physics, acoustics and physiological aspects of music

MT1---Theory & History of Music Education

MT17---Music in Special Education

RC480-488---Music Therapy


Useful Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Finding Books and Media in Other Libraries

Rowan University Library Services can locate and obtain books/media not in our own collection.  Items from other libraries can be obtained in a matter of a few days in most cases.