MUS 351/352: Music from Antiquity through the Baroque & Classical to the Present

WSU and WorldCat catalogs

What do the call numbers mean?

The WSU Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System to organize most of its books. The LCC system organizes books into twenty-one broad subject areas. Each letter and number in the call number signifies specific topics. For example, M is for Music, MT949.5 will include books about Whistling.

The following .pdf file (link) will provide a general outline of items cataloged in the M section:

M – MUSIC AND BOOKS ON MUSIC

WSU Doesn't Have The Book

Here's how to find a book when the WSU Library doesn't have it:

  1. From the library homepage, select WorldCat, a link under the main search box.

  2. Conduct your search either by keyword, subject, title, author, or ISBN.
    • If you are searching for scholarship about a specific composer, composition, history, style, select Subject from the drop-down menu.

    • If you are searching for a specific specific composer or composition,, type the exact title or name (last name first). Then select the correct search field (author or title) from the drop-down menu to the right.

    • Limiting your search to a particular field, such as author, title, or subject, communicates with the database where in the book record, you'd like your search terms to be found.

  3. Once you've found a book that you'd like to use as a resource, click on the hyperlinked title to enter the record.

  4. Click the SFX FindIt Buttonbutton to request the item from another library:
    • Click More Options

    • Click WSU Interlibrary Loan.

    • Enter your barcode number (on the back of your Warrior ID) and your password (your last name).

    • All of the necessary book information will be filled in automatically. Check for accuracy.

    • Scroll to the bottom of the page, check the copyright box, and click Go.