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Research Guides: Music


This Guide will help you use the Humboldt State University Library's resources to do research related to the curriculum of the HSU Music Department. There are also brief guides for Rock Music, Jazz, and World Music.

NOTE: Some of the electronic resources in these guides are restricted to use by faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students of Humboldt State.

Music Reference Sources

Finding Books about Music

How to find Scores and Sheet Music, including Using Uniform Titles

Audio Recordings Collection

Classical Music Library - A large searchable database of recordings that have been licensed for listening or downloading. To download tracks, one must register; there is a fee for each track. Information on composers and individual pieces is included.

Naxos Music Library - Naxos Music Library (NML) is the world's largest online classical music library, offering streaming access to classical, jazz, world music, film music, and both classic and contemporary rock. NML also include synopses of over 700 operas, a pronunciation guide for composer and artist names, and a glossary of musical terms.

Finding Articles & Databases