The University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library

Music, Music Education, and Performance

This guide will help you successfully locate high-quality information for your research project in Music, Music Education, and Performance.

Start Your Search

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.


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Use Summon to search across the entire library catalog (books, DVDs, government documents) and most of the library databases (journal articles, images, newspapers).

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Another Way to Start

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.

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Suggested Search Terms

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


M1-5000 Compositions

M1.A5-3.3 Collections

M5-1480 Instrumental Music

            M6-175.5 Solo Instrument

            M176 Motion Picture Music

            M177-990 Two or More Solo Instruments

            M1000-1075 Orchestra

            M1100-1160 String Orchestra

            M1200-1270 Band

            M1350-1366 Other Ensembles

            M1375-1420 Instrumental Music for Children

            M1470-1480 Aleatory Music/Electronic Music/Mixed Media

M1495-2199 Vocal Music

            M1495 Collections

            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

            MT3-5 History

            MT5.5-7 Music Theory

            M68-MT87 Method

            MT170-810 Instrumental Techniques

            MT820-915 Singing and Vocal Technique

            MT918-948 School Music

            MT955-956 Musical Theater

            MT960 Music in the Theater

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