To locate books about a specific person or topic, use the Subject Search in the OPAL Library Catalog. Each book has been tagged with specific subject headings that describe its content.
wide variety of subject headings are useful in locating materials related to a given topic in Music History. Useful phrases found in subject headings can be used in searches to narrow your results. Some of these include "criticism and intepretation" which can be combined with a composer's name, such as Brahms "Criticism and interpretation," "history and criticism" and "analysis, appreciation" which can be combined with a genre, such as Operas--Analysis, appreciation.
Use the following subject headings as examples.
Most books related to Music History will be found in the ML collection which is located in the stacks in front of the circulation desk. Here are the call numbers associated with Music History.
|ML159-3785 Music - History and criticism|
|ML198-360.6||By region or country|
|ML410||Biography, individual composers|
|ML430-458||Composition and performance|
|ML459-1380||Instruments and instrumental music|
|ML3544-3776||Folk, national, and ethnic music|
|ML3780||Music on particular topics|
|ML3795||Music as a profession. Vocational|