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Music : Finding Scores

Music Department Resource Center

The Jeffrey M. Edgmond Resource Center is located in CI 118. Students are encouraged to listen to recordings, view scores and DVD’s, and use the CD sheet music files. The library is circulating and resources may be removed from the library for studying purposes. Listening stations and computers are available for student use during regular office hours for studying purposes.


Source: MSUB Departement of Music, Music Major Information Handbook 2020-2021

Browsing Scores

Our music collection is available on the 1st floor, near the Information Technology desk. Scores use the Library of Congress Classification (LC )rather than Dewey Decimal Classification and the numbers will start with either "M", "ML" or "MT". Once you become familiar with the system, you'll find it very helpful to revisit sections to browse. For a helpful guide to browsing scores by LC call numbers click on the link below:

This link will take you to UNLV Music Library's Guide to the Library of Congress Music Scores Classification. This is a pretty comprehensive guide on how these materials are organized. Keep in mind that the guide in the link above will help you browse this part of our collections, but it is not intended as a representation of the scores that the Mansfield Library owns.

Here are a few simple tips on LC call numbers for music:

* M = scores (sheet music); so, "M" is for music.

* ML = books about music,music history, or literature about music. The majority of the Mansfield Library's collection of items with ML call numbers are opera and musical libretti or texts.

* MT = books about music theory, music education, instrumental or vocal techniques or methods. The majority of the Mansfield Library's collection of items with MT call numbers are either score anthologies or instrumental/vocal technique books.

Music (Sheet Music, Scores, and More)