Use Summon to search the library's collection of music literature.
Please note that streaming media content is not indexed in Summon and users should search those interfaces directly to find and access audio-video files.
Use Google Scholar for a broader search. Set your browser settings so Google Scholar can let you know when its results are part of the library's collection.
If you want some insight on doing research at the university level, check out the tips and tutorials in our Introduction to Library Research.
If you find an article or book in Google Scholar you'd like to use that isn't in our collection, request it from another library.
The University of Tampa's Macdonald-Kelce Library has a wide selection of books pertaining to a variety of aspects of music and musicianship. Below are some of the most common categories to be explored:
M: Music Compositions
ML: Literature on Music
MT: Instruction and Study
M5-1480 Instrumental Music
M6-175.5 Solo Instrument
M176 Motion Picture Music
M177-990 Two or More Solo Instruments
M1100-1160 String Orchestra
M1350-1366 Other Ensembles
M1375-1420 Instrumental Music for Children
M1470-1480 Aleatory Music/Electronic Music/Mixed Media
M1495-2199 Vocal Music
M1497-1998 Secular Vocal Music
M1999-2199 Sacred Vocal Music
M5000 Unidentified Compositions
ML1-3930 Literature on Music
ML 25-28 Societies and Other Organizations
ML159-3785 History and Criticism
ML3795 Music as a Profession: Vocational Guidance
ML3797-3799.5 Musical Research
ML3800-3923 Philosophical and Societal Aspects of Music/Physics and acoustics of
music/Physiological Aspects of Music
ML3928-3930 Literature for Children
MT1-960 Instruction and Study
MT5.5-7 Music Theory
MT170-810 Instrumental Techniques
MT820-915 Singing and Vocal Technique
MT918-948 School Music
MT955-956 Musical Theater
MT960 Music in the Theater