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Shakespeare and Music: MUST 0804

Resource Guide for Gen Ed 0804

Call Numbers for Music

Music materials at Charles Library, Temple University's main library, can be found on the fourth floor under the call numbers M, ML, and MT.

M – Music Scores
ML – Books, information about music
MT – Music Education

Online Sound Recordings

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Note: Listening to music online via streaming audio from these services is free for Temple affiliated library patrons.   Temple users will be asked for a username and password if off-campus, just enter your Accessnet username and password, the same that is used for your Temple email and Canvas.  Even though the streaming audio services are free to Temple patrons, there is a fee if you wish to download music.

Search for Scores and Sound Recordings

Romeo and Juliet

How to Find Music in the Library

1.  To find music in the libraries, go to the library's homepage, and in the main search bar, type in as much as you know about the music. For example, you can include title, key, opus number, publisher or performer information. Hit enter.

2. In the results, click the link on the bottom of the "Books & Media" box to "view all results".

3. Use the filters on the left to refine your search. You can specify that you want printed music (score), sound recording, or video recording. You can also specify if you want to limit to only online resources under "availability". Under "Resource Type" you can select "scores" for printed music, or "audio" for sound recordings and more.

4. Once you have found the piece you're looking for, click on the result and look directly under the title where the "uniform title" is listed. The uniform title is how the library catalogue refers to works with more than one possible title, including works whose originally titles are not in English or works with generic titles like "Symphony" or "Sonata." Click on the uniform title to find all items with that title, and filter again for the resource type you want (e.g., scores, audio, etc.). Now you can search editions, score types, and recordings and find the exact item you want.


***Try using the English plural of a generic title, such as symphonies or sonatas, instead of the singular version of the term. 

***Check the catalogue record for scores for publisher, date, score type, and other relevant information to make sure it is the type of score you want. For example, the study score in the image above won't work for you if you need a conductor's score!

***You can use the same method for finding the uniform title for a piece to find the library's preferred spelling for composers' names (see above: Tchaikovsky).

***If you use connector words, such as AND, OR, be sure to capitalize them in this search.


Reference Librarian

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Becca Fülöp
Charles Library, Rm 375
Subjects: Dance, Music, Theater