MSC 242: History and Literature of Music: Books

Professor Lapp Norris, Spring 2013.

Where Should I Begin?

Start with an LVC Books search. 


Not finding anything there? 

Search WorldCat for books found in libraries worldwide (you'll need to use interlibrary loan).  

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Interlibrary Loan, or ILLiad,  is a service that will provide you with books that LVC does not own. 

Most of the library's databases will provide an interlibrary loan/ILLiad link on each of the results you find.

You can also request a book via ILLiad from the library's homepage.

We'll borrow the book from another library for you.  We'll notify you by email when your material arrives.

How long does it take?

Books will take a bit longer (they have to come through the mail)--allow two weeks.


Locate MT


A - PR      Located on the second floor  
PS - Z Located on the ground floor
OVERSIZE    Located on the north and east sides of the second floor.

Call Numbers...

Library of Congress

Bishop Library uses the Library of Congress call number system to organize its collection.

Books about music, M and MT, may be found on the second floor of the library.

M  Music Scores

ML Music Literature (History and Criticism)

MT Music Instruction and Study (Theory, Analysis, etc.)

The Library of Congress offers a more detailed breakdown of music call numbers.

Call Numbers