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:


Krueger Library Doesn't Have It

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

  1. From the library homepage, select the WSU Databases link under the Find Articles & More heading.

  2. Select the database, WorldCat.

  3. Select Advanced Search.
  4. 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.

  5. Conduct your search either by keyword, subject, title, author, or ISBN.

  6. Once you've found the correct recording, click on the hyperlinked title to enter the record.

  7. Click the                              button to request the item from another library:
    • A new tab will open; you will be in the OneSearch tool. 
    • In the FIND IT section (below the item information, you will be prompted to either:
      • Sign in. You will prompted to login with your StarID or the barcode on the back of your WSU ID.
      • Or, given the option to click on Resource Sharing.
    • After you click on Resource Sharing, all of the necessary information about the item will be filled in automatically. Check for accuracy. Check that your WSU email is correct and that pickup location is WSU Krueger Library. 
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page, check the copyright box, and click Send Request.