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Music

A guide to resources for study and research in Music

African American Music

Books on African American music are at these call numbers:

  • General  ML 3556
  • Blues  ML 3521
  • Gospel  ML 3187
  • Jazz  ML 3506-3509; ML 3561 .J3
  • Rap  ML 3531
  • Soul  ML 3537

See also Popular Music under the Special Topics tab.

Some primary resources:

Essential Resource for American Music

Other Library and Web Resources

Books about music in the U.S. are at ML 200 - ML 200.8 in General Stacks.

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