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Selected resources for students of music

Citing and writing guides

Australian Music

The Library orders music from the  Australian Music Centre and many other publishers. Please talk to us so that we can help you locate the music you would like to perform or study.
You can access e-scores on Classical Scores Library which has a filter for Publishers. Search under Australian Music Centre and Wirripang.

Scores from the Australian Sheet Music Archive may be browsed in the Special Collections Reading Room. Sign in to Library Search to Request.

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This guide contains selected resources for students and staff of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music. The Matheson Library (Clayton), which includes the Music and Multimedia Collection, supports study and research in this area.

Music, sound recordings and performances are protected by copyright - for more information on how to use music or get protection for your own music/performance go to Using music in teaching and research.

Library services

Librarians can help you with:

  • how and where to start researching your topic
  • effective use of databases and the Internet
  • finding and evaluating information
  • using the Library's collections

Learning skills advisers assist students improve their academic language and approaches to learning, including:

  • academic English
  • study methods and exam preparation
  • effective listening and note-taking
  • problem-solving and critical thinking
  • reading strategies
  • essay, report and thesis writing
  • oral communication and presentation

Drop-in sessions with learning skills advisers are offered at all Library branches and run from Week 2 to Week 14 (except non-teaching week).

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Popular sheet music collection in Rare Books

The Popular sheet music collection in Rare Books includes over 20,000 popular sheet music titles. A Finding List is available.

Star dust / by Hoagy Carmichael ; piano transcription by James Matté. (New York : Mills Music, 1930, c1929). "Star Dust" began as an instrumental, "Barnyard Shuffle." The lyrics were added in 1929 by Mitchell Parish. The most widely covered song of the twentieth century, Nat King Cole’s 1957 version is perhaps the best. The song ends with the words, "My stardust melody, the memory of love’s refrain."

Most of the music dates from 1900 to 1970 but includes  a substantial number of examples from the nineteenth century. It is representative of the many and varied forms of music that have been popular, including show tunes, jazz, dance, etc. from Great Britain, the United States and Australia. Much of the collection are popular songs from overseas that have been published in Australia and feature Australian stage performers' portraits on the covers.

Catalogue of the exhibition of sheet music from the Rare Books Collection, Stardust Melodies



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Let us know if you would like any books, music scores, CDs or DVDs added to our collection.

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