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General Studies in Music: Find Books & Films

Taking a music class? This guide points you to music-related resources.

Search Worldcat!

Try searching WorldCat to locate books & additional resources at libraries near Eastern (Cabrini College, Villanova U., Haverford College, Bryn Mawr, etc.).

Use the box below to enter your search terms.

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Library of Congress Classification: M

Books about Music are located in the stacks under M. For details about specific call numbers (sub-classified by period, criticism, collections, individual authors, etc.) see the document below.

Search Terms

Wordle: Music Studies

Listed below are search terms for you to use when searching for resources on music.

  • Composition
  • Composer
  • Lyrics
  • Notation
  • Consonance and dissonance
  • serialism
  • "musical semiotics"
  • "set theory"
  • "call and response"
  • improvisation
  • inharmonicity
  • isorhythm
  • talea
  • motet

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Films & Videos

These DVDs are located by the Media Room on the library's upper level.

Films & Videos

Books about music

A brief list of books about music located in the library. To find further resources, try searching the library's catalog.

Electronic Books

Warner has access to print books AND electronic books! The following links take you to electronic books about music.


Warner has access to a number of electronic book databases! The following links take you to them where you can search on a topic of your choice.