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Music Guide

Welcome to the Music Subject Guide.

Purpose: Help CUW undergraduate and graduate students discover useful Music resources.

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

How to Use: Resources in this guide are organized by type. Click on a tab based on your topic and information need to learn more.


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 literature dating back to 1967.

Education Source (EBSCOhost) This database provides scholarly research and information to meet the needs of education students, professionals, and policy makers. It covers all levels of education — from early childhood to higher education. Content includes: full text  and indexing and abstracts for journals, full text books and monographs, full text conference papers

Lutheran Music

Lutheran Hymns Database (Website)
Lutheran Hymnal 1941 (Project Wittenberg website)


Using Databases Tutorials


Library Resources

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

-Music Scores

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 Resource type on the left, select:


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

Online Music Libraries

Soundzabound by Badgerlink
Database of searchable Sound Library

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

Boston Public Library Record Collection
1900-1980s classical, jazz, rock, pop & opera

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 in the search results.
  4. Search inside the journal for keywords on the journal page.Search Inside this journal search box


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.

World Music : the Rough GuideREF ML102.W67 W67 2000
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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