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Music Research - Getting Started


Use this guide to help you employ the many resources the Music Library has to offer. Let the tabs running accross the top lead you to specific areas. If you need help, don't hesitate to ask.

The Music Library is located in the Deering Library on the 2nd floor. Use the Deering Library entrance (west side) or enter from the main library - walk left past the Information Commons to get to Deering.

Maps and Directions

Northwestern University Music Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, Illinois 60208-2300

Phone: 847-491-3434
Fax: 847-467-7574



    Key Resources

    • NUCat
      Northwestern's library catalog is used to find books, journals, scores, sound recordings, video recordings, and all other library materials held by NU
    • Guide to Finding Music Manuscripts in NUcat
      This guide shows you how to set limits in NUcat to make finding music manuscripts easier
    • Oxford Music Online
      Here you will find a suite of essential music reference tools, including Grove Music Online. This is a great place to start for most music topics
    • Oxford History of Western Music
      The Oxford History of Western Music online offers an unmatched account of the evolution of Western classical music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin
    • International Index to Music Periodicals
      A FULL TEXT music journal resource with more than 720,000 indexed articles, plus detailed abstracts and full text from 1874 to the present, covering the scholarly to the popular
    • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Fulltext
      With more than 2 million entries, PQD&T is the single, central, authoritative resource for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses.

    Library of Congress Guides

    • LC Guide to Music Call Numbers
      Detailed guide showing a breakdown of call numbers:
      M = scores and other printed music
      ML = books about music
      MT = music instruction and study

    Subject Guide

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