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Music Education

Finding Books

Scout simultaneously searches the library catalog, databases of scholarly work (e.g., JSTOR and RILM), electronic collections (e.g., HathiTrust), streaming media (e.g., Naxos and Alexander Street Press), and much more. Because Scout casts a wide net, many students like to use it as a starting point for their research. While Scout may be useful as you begin gathering resources, please note that you will probably need to search the appropriate subject databases to adequately cover your topic.

The Libraries' Catalog is a "traditional" library catalog of local holdings. The catalog may be used to find print books, sound recording, films, and scores, as well as some e-books and streaming media assets. When using the catalog, we recommend starting your search from the "Advanced Search" tab. 

Using Scout for Music Research

Books at Other Libraries

WorldCat is a shared international library catalog documenting the holdings of libraries across the United States, as well as many international institutions. If you would like to expand your search for resources beyond the items available locally at the University of Alabama, WorldCat is an excellent resource. Just like our local library catalog, WorldCat can be searched by keyword, author, title, subject heading, and more. Items may be requested through ILLiad, our InterLibrary Loan system.

Library of Congress Classification for Music Education

Note: Due to construction projects in Gorgas, some of the materials listed below may have been temporarily moved. Please check signage in the Music Library for notices about materials that have been moved. If you're having trouble finding an item, visit Circulation on the second floor for help. 

General education materials (call numbers beginning with L) are located in McLure Education Library.

M Music scores
M1378-1420 Instrumental music for children
M1990-1998 Secular vocal music for children
M2190-2194.3 Sacred vocal music for children
ML Literature on music
ML3928-39-30 Literature for children
MT Music instruction and study
MT9-10 Printed pedagogical aids
MT17 Music in special education
MT18 Music in colleges and universities
MT20-34 System and methods
MT88 Administration and instruction of vocal groups
MT155 Music theory for children
MT918-948 School music
MT920-925 Kindergarten

Elementary schools. Junior high schools. High schools.

L Education (General)
LA  History of education
LB Theory and practice of education
LC Special aspects of education