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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.

General Arts

Humanities International Complete (HIC) (EBSCOhost-provided by Badgerlink) Provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. HIC includes all the data from American Humanities Index and Humanities International Index

Arts & Humanities Database (ProQuest): contemporary specialist art titles and journals from related fields including ethnic studies, women’s studies, sociology, cultural studies, and more.

Music Education

ERIC (EBSCOhost-provided by Badgerlink) Provides citation and abstract information from over 750 educational journals and related documents from the Educational Resource Information Center and educational symposium report. 1967-present.

Education Source (EBSCOhost)
Scholarly research and information to meet the needs of education students, professionals, and policymakers. It covers all levels of education. Content includes full-text and indexing and abstracts for journals, full textbooks and monographs, full-text conference papers.

Lutheran Music

Lutheran Hymns Database (Website)
Search for Lutheran church hymns by song title or bible verse.

Lutheran Hymnal 1941 (Project Wittenberg)
Song lyrics for common Lutheran Hymns  


Using Databases Tutorials


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

International Music Score Library Project
Classical music scores

Choral Public Domain Library
Public domain sheet music and translations

Mutopia Project
Public domain and Creative Commons licensed instrumental sheet music

Library of Congress Collections
Sheet music from a wide variety of American composers, mostly 20th century 

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

The Complete Organ Works of J.S. Bach
Website with sound recordings

Boston Public Library Record Collection
libray website with recordings of 1900-1980s classical, jazz, rock, pop & opera

You can search for journal articles in Primo and library databases (see databases tab).

General instructions: Finding Journal Articles

Journal Titles

Pastoral Music Magazine (Online Archive)
LCMS Church Music Page
Music EJournals Shelf

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

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

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