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Music: Finding Books & Media

Featured Titles

Here is a sampling of music reference books available at the MCC Library.

Library Catalog

Use the MCC Library Catalog to find out what the Library has on your topic. Enter your search below to get started!

Search terms to try

Use the MCC Library Catalog to find out what the Library has on your topic. Enter your search below to get started!

Having trouble finding a book on your topic?  Try thinking broader.  You might find a section on your topic in a book on a broader musical topic. Try some of the terms listed below:

  • Music
  • Folk music, rock music, Blues (music), etc.
  • Composition (music)
  • Instrumental music
  • Music--Theory
  • Arrangement (music)
  • Instrumentation and orchestration
  • Vocal music
  • Beethoven, Mozart, Duke Ellington, Jimi Hendrix, etc.

Feel free to ask a librarian for help.

Sample Catalog Record

Example catalog record--links to a larger version of the image

New Reference Books

Reference e-Books

To find electronic reference books in the MCC Library collection use the catalog on the library's homepage and search this way:

1) type the word MUSIC in the subject field

2) select ELECTRONIC REFERENCE BOOK as the type in the drop-down window.

3) within the catalog record for your item, look for the URL (link) to use for access.


Off campus access for the following resources requires your myMCC login.