Music: Library Search

Selected resources for students of music

Subject headings

To find items by subject in the library catalogue do an Advanced search, select Browse subjects and key in terms. For example:


  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music
  • Music - Australia
  • Music - Dictionaries and encyclopedias
  • Music - Education
  • Music - History and criticism
  • Music - Performance
  • Music - Philosophy and theory
  • Music theory
  • Piano music
  • Vocal music

Music scores and sound recordings

  • Band music
  • Brass quartets
  • Chamber music
  • Church music
  • Double bass music
  • Electronic music
  • Flute music
  • Guitar music
  • Operas
  • Orchestral music
  • Percussion music
  • Piano music
  • Saxophone music
  • String quartets
  • Violin music
  • Vocal music

Subheadings or extensions, for example: countries, relevant century, type of publication (catalogs, exhibitions, bibliographies etc) can be applied to subject headings to narrow the search. For example:

  • Australian Music - 20th century

Using Library collections in Search

To Search only library collections :


For example:

This will retrieve only books in the library (print and ebook)

Rick result


Reading lists

Reading list search by unit code