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MUSC 206: Seminar in Ethnomusicology: Finding Books

Search for Books

Search Strategies

Search for books with keywords. Once you've found a relevant book, scroll down to find the SUBJECT headings for more ideas. Here are some examples of Ethnomusicology subject headings:

Library of Congress Classification

Most of the resources you are looking for will fall in under "M" and "G" in Library of Congress Classification (how we organize the books). Here are some of the stack sections you may want to browse when looking for resources.

Library of Congress Classification Music
  • M5-1480 Instrumental music
  • M1495-1998 Vocal Music
  • ML1-3930 Literature on music
  • ML12-21 Directories. Almanacs
  • ML25-28 Societies and other organizations
  • ML55-89 Aspects of the field of music as a whole
  • ML100-109 Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
  • ML 159-3785 History and Criticism
  • ML385-429 Biography
  • ML3787-3799.5 Musical Research
  • ML3800-3923 Philosophical and societal aspects of music. Physics and acoustics of music. Physiological aspects of music.
  • ML3916-3918 Social and political aspects of music
  • ML3919-3920 Moral influence of music. Therapeutic use of music.
  • ML3921-3921.8 Religious aspects of music
  • M2.5 Music study abroad
  • MT20-34 Systems and methods
  • MT87 Community music

Library of Congress Classification Anthropology
  • GN301-674 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology
  • GN406-517 Cultural traits, customs, and institutions
  • GN451-477.7 Intellectual life -- Including communication, recreation, philosophy, religion, knowledge, etc.
  • GT3400-5090 Customs relative to public and social life -- Including town life, court life, festivals, holidays, ceremonies of royalty, etc.

Where in the Library?

"M" classification can be found on Olin 3 and "G" classification can be found on Olin 2. Check the library map linked below or find a map posted next to all elevators in the library.

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