How to find scores using the Library Search:
Useful search tips:
If Dartmouth doesn't have the score you need, try requesting it through BorrowDirect. If none of our partner institutions has the score, you can request it through DartDoc. If you need to find a citation for a particular edition of a score so that you can request it through DartDoc, worldcat.org is a good place to look.
Collected Works are arranged alphabetically by composer last name. They are housed in the Baker 1 Stacks in the M3 section and do not circulate outside of the library.
Individual works in this section are not findable in Library Search. To find a specific piece in this section, you must use Grove Music Online. Search for the composer in Grove and scroll down to the "Works" section on the left hand navigation bar. You can also use 'Ctrl + F' to search for the piece by title on this page. Once you find the piece in Grove, write down the edition and volume number to find it in the stacks. If you need help, you can always email the Music Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CDs and DVDs are currently housed in the former Paddock Music Library and should be requested for pickup at Baker/Berry. CDs and DVDs will be moved to the Jones Media Center in October 2021.
CDs are the preferred source for classical recordings. CDs often include useful liner notes written by the performer or a musicologist, which are a great springboard for further research on a piece of music or composer. CDs can be found in the Library Catalog by limiting the format to 'Audio Recordings' and doing a keyword search for the composer, performer, or title of the piece.
Desktop computers in the library are equipped with CD and DVD drives. Headphones and external CD drives available for use with personal laptops may be borrowed from the Jones circulation desk.
There are nearly 1,500 DVDs in our music collection. These recordings include operas, ballets, documentaries, movie musicals, and more.
Our collection of nearly 10,000 vinyl records is housed in our off-site storage facility. To browse available titles, use the Vinyl Sound Recordings Curated Collection in the library search system. To request an item, click on the "Request" button next to the item's title in the catalog and select Baker/Berry as the pickup location. The record usually takes just one weekday to arrive in the library. Public record players are housed in the Jones Media Center.
Books on music are organized using the Library of Congress Call Number System, which divides music into three classes: M for printed music and recordings, ML for music literature, and MT for music theory.
ML1-5 Periodicals, Serials
ML12-21 Directories, Almanacs
ML25-28 Societies and other Organizations
ML35-38 Festivals, Congresses
ML47-54.8 Libretti, Texts, Scenarios
ML55-60 Addresses, Essays and Lectures
ML62-89 Aspects of the field of music as a whole
ML93-96.5 Manuscripts, Autographs, and Facsimiles
ML100-109 Dictionaries, Encylopedias
ML110-111.5 Music Librarianship
ML112-112.5 Music Printing and Publishing
ML159-161 General Works
ML162-197 By Period
ML198-360.6 By Region or Country
ML 410 Composers
ML420 Vocalists and Solo Artists
ML421 Musical Groups
ML430-458 Composition and Performance
ML459-1380 Instruments and Instrumental music
ML1400-3275 Vocal music
ML3300-3351 Program music
ML3400-3465 Dance music
ML3469-3541 Popular music
ML3544-3776 Folk, National, and Ethnic music
ML3780 Music on particular topics
ML3785 Musical journalism
ML3790-3792 Music Industry and Sound Recording Companies
ML3795 Music as a Profession, Vocational Guidance
ML3797-3799.5 Musical Research
ML3800 General Works
ML3805-3817 Physics and Acoustics
ML3820 Physiological Aspects
ML3916-3918 Social and Political Aspects
ML3919-3920 Moral Influence, Therapeutic Use of Music
ML3921-3921.8 Religious Aspects
ML3922 Music in the Workplace
ML3928-3930 Literature for Children
List source: http://libguides.bgsu.edu/c.php?g=227123&p=1505488
Some music-related materials fall into other LC classes, including the following: