The library uses the Library of Congress Classification system. Because books are organized by subject, you can use this system to browse the stacks and find books that are similar on the same shelf.
Below are some of the subclasses in the area of Music (M, ML, MT) that may help you as you browse the stacks. Please note that books about music (ML's and MT's) are located on the Library's Lower Level. Music scores (class M) are located on the 3rd floor of the north wing. Sound recordings are located on the 3rd floor of the north wing. Their call numbers begin with the letters CD, L and ST. For the complete Library of Congress Classification Schedule, click here.
Here is an example of a call number that you might find on a book:
A bibliography is a list of citations for books, journal articles and other resources compiled by an expert on a particular subject. They are a great starting point when you want to find out what research has already been done in a particular area.
Bibliographies can be found at the end of a journal or encyclopedia article. They are also sometimes published as entire books. These books are not shelved with the other books on the same subject but are instead shelved separately in the Z call numbers (Z1201-Z8999). You can locate published bibliographies by browsing the stacks in this area or by using the search box on the library's home page using your author or topic combined with the search term bibliography.
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