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Music Guide

Welcome to the Music Subject Guide.

Audience: CUW undergraduate and graduate students in Music courses.

Help Available: If you need help finding resources, contact librarians with Ask a Librarian or on the Library Tab in the Portal (phone, email, chat)

How to Use: Click on a tab to learn more about each topic.

Library Resources

To Find Sheet music in Primo, Under Content type on the left, select:

-Music Scores

Note: You can request sheet music from SWITCH libraries and through inter-library loan.

Online Resources

Audio CDs

To Find Music CDs in Primo, Under Content type on the left, select:


CDs are located next to videos section in two rotating towers near the BBC. 

Online Music Libraries

You can search for journal articles in Primo and library databases (see databases tab). General instructions: Finding Journal Articles

Journal Titles

Finding Journal Articles By Journal Title in Primo

  1. Open  Primo Journal Title Search
  2. Search for the Journal’s TitlePrimo Journal Title Search Box
  3. Click on the Journal title in the search results.
  4. Search inside the journal for keywords on the journal page.Search Inside this journal search box


You can search for books & ebooks in Primo.

General Instructions: Finding Books

Find a specific book

Library of Congress Call Numbers

M                        Music

M1495               Vocal Music

M1999               Sacred Vocal Music

ML                     Literature on Music

MT                     Music Instruction


Ebook Central
EBSCO eBooks

Reference Books

Reference Books are located in the short stacks in the center of the Library.

Sourcebook for Research in MusicEbook
New Oxford Companion to MusicREF ML100 .N5 1983
British Organ Music of the Twentieth CenturyREF ML628 .H37 2003
Historical Dictionary of Sacred MusicREF ML102.C5 S83 2006
Encyclopedia of Popular MusicMain Collection ML102.P66 G84 2006