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CSP Library   Music - General: Begin Your Research

Begin Your Research

Use the Oxford Music Online or the Credo databaseto find background information about topics in music. This can serve as a good introduction to a new topic. Search for a composer, performer, type of music, etc.

Dewey Decimal Classification for Music

  • 780 Music
  • 781  General principles & musical forms
  • 782  Vocal music
  • 783  Music for single voices The voice
  • 784  Instruments & Instrumental ensembles
  • 785  Chamber music
  • 786  Keyboard & other instruments
  • 787  Stringed instruments (Chordophones)
  • 788  Wind instruments (Aerophones)


Tutorial: Background Research Tips