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Links and directions to free and library-bought sources of music (audio, scores, and reference works)

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Find Books about Music

Find Books with the Library Catalog

For books about composers, search composer’s name as Subject

For Music Tech: Try searching Sound Recording Reproducing as a subject

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Reference Books

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Top Music Databases

Find Music & Scores

Possible Sources

1. Library Catalog (for print scores in the library) 

  • Advanced Search 
  • Change Limit at Bottom of page: Type: Music Scores 
  • Search by Composer Last Name in author box

2. Music Online (for online scores that can be printed)

3. International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)

  • Copyright free scans, scores and parts

4. LibraryMusicSource (CD Sheet Music)

  • Parts (and some scores): Orchestral, vocal, piano, guitar

5. WorldCat: If nothing is available in any of the above, check in WorldCat that you can request through interlibrary loan. Use the Musical Scores limit.

Find Recordings & Audio

Three Options

1. Find CDs in the Library Catalog (for CDs in the library)

  • Under Find Books (Library Catalog), and then Advanced Search
  • Change Limit at Bottom of page: Type: CD Audio
  • Search by Composer Last Name in author box


2. Find Recordings in Music Online (for online streaming audio)

  • Look under Find, then Articles (Indexes/Databases)
  • Select Music grouping
  • Choose Music Online

3. WorldCat:  If no recordings are available in any of these three, check for a CD in WorldCat that you can request through interlibrary loan. Use the Sound Recordings limit.

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Public Domain Music

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