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Music: Library Search

Selected resources for students of music

Reading lists

Reading list search by unit code

Using Library collections in Search

Select Search: Search

Enter keywords to find books, journal articles, CDs, DVDs etc.


For example:

This will retrieve peer reviewed electronic journal articles, ebooks and more. Refine using filters for resources types:


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