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LIBRARY OF CONGRES NUMBERS FOR MUSIC

M 1-5000          Music

M 1.A5 - 3.3     Collections

M 5-1480         Instrumental Music

M 1495-2199   Secular Vocal Music

M 1999-2199   Sacred Vocal Music

ML 1-3930       Literature of Music

ML 159-3785   History and Criticism

ML 3790-3792 Music Trade

ML 3800-3923 Philosophical, Societal, Physic, Acoustical, and Physiological Aspects of Music

MT 1-960        Instruction and Study

MT 170-810    Instrumental Techniques

MT 820-915    Singing and Vocal Technique

MT 955-960    Musical Theater

TEACHING MUSIC K-12

In the JFL, materials for teaching music K-12 are housed in the Curriculum Library. This library uses a combination of the Dewey Decimal system for teaching resource items and an in-house system for organizing textbook series.

Textbook series numbers:

Teacher resources material numbers:

Under Limiters look for: Curriculum - Teacher Resource Materials

WELCOME TO THE MUSIC RESEARCH GUIDE

This Research Guide will provide you with:

  • Suggested databases, books, and other resources for the Music discipline
  • Specific/Additional Information for classes
  • Contact information for a Librarian who can help you
  • Citation information (See below)
    • Purdue Owl
    • Turabian Quick Guide
    • Center for Writing and Language
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings useful for searching Music Topics.
  • Library of Congress Cataloging Numbers useful for searching Music Topics
  • Curriculum Material Numbers

SUBJECT HEADINGS TO USE FOR MUSIC RESEARCH

 All cataloged materials in the JFL library receive Library of Congress Subject Headings. These headings are like keywords, but are more precise and less flexible. The following headings are suggestions of the patterns that LC headings follow for the field of music.

Miscellaneous

Jazz

Music Appreciation

Music Composition

Music Recording & Reproduction

Music Theory

Music Trade (instead of Music Business)

Psychology/Social Aspects of Music

Physics/Physiology of Music

Technique - (vocal or type of instrument)

Theater - Film score or Musical theater

Music Education

(Area of music plus – Instruction and study)
Music – Instruction and study

Music for children
Choral singing – Instruction and study
School music – Instruction and study
Guitar – Instruction and study

Education - Music Education

Instructional study - Juvenile

Music History

(Use History and criticism or analysis as subheadings)
Music – History and criticism
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 – Criticism and interpretation
       (Composer’s name, dates if you know them plus – Criticism and interpretation or Analysis)
Music – 19th century – History and criticism
       (Narrow search results by adding time period for music style)
Piano – History
       (Type of instrument and appropriate subheading)

Worship Music

Public worship
Church music
Ministers of music
Contemporary Christian music

Ethnomusicology

Ethnomusicology
Folk songs
Music – Italy – History and criticism
       (Music, name of country or people group, and subheading)
Music – social aspects

CITATION GUIDES

The Academic Success Center at Liberty University provides a range of programs and assistance including: Subject-Based Tutoring, Writing Coaching, Foreign Language Tutoring, Testing Services, Academic Coaching, and Success Studies.

An additional source for citation help is found at the Purdue Owl website.

Purdue Owl - Chicago Turabian