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Music : Find Books

Library Resources in Music: Librarian, Mike Magilligan; Diane Batemarco, Editor.

Library of Congress Classification System

Academic libraries use the Library of Congress Classification System to show a book's location on the shelf.

Look at call numbers and the Library of Congress Classification System for Music. Scroll to see the many subclasses.

The main categories are as follows:

Subclass M    Music

Subclass ML  Literature on Music

Subclass MT  Instruction and Study

Library of Congress Classification System for Music

Some examples of subclasses for Music showing call number ranges

M 5-1490   Instrumental music

M 1495-5000   Vocal music

M 1999-2199   Sacred vocal music

M 2147-2155.6   Roman Catholic Church music

ML 100-109   Dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.

ML 198-239   Writing on American music

ML 240-325   Writing on the music of Europe

ML 385-429   Biography

ML 459-1380   Writing on musical instruments

ML 1400-3275   Writing on vocal music

MT 1-5   History and criticism of music study

MT 90-146   Analysis and appreciation of musical works

MT 170-810   Instrumental techniques

MT 820-915   Singing and vocal techniques

Need Materials from Outside Fordham?

Cannot find items you need for your research?

  • Materials not owned by Fordham can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Consortia privileges provide you with additional access to other research collections beyond Fordham’s holdings.

Fordham Library Catalog

Search catalog for books, ebooks, periodicals, government documents, videos, maps etc. held by Fordham at all campuses.

E-Book Collections

Accessing an E-book

  • Find the e-book in the Library Catalog.
     
  • Locate the e-book in your results; the notation will say [electronic resource] within or at the end of the title.
     
  • Click on the small, blue letters URL or the actual url to open the e-book in the Item Information section of the record.
     
  • Log off as soon as you are finished; many e-books accommodate only one user at a time. 

Finding E-books Specifically

Source: www.fordham.edu/library

  • To find E-books only, type your search terms as above.
     
  • Choose "Online Resources" from the drop-down menu.
     
  • Note: You will need to login to open an e-book if you are off campus. 

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