Use the tabs to the left to navigate the guide.
Conducting a keyword search in the library catalog is always a great place to start. Use the filter to the right to limit your results to "Book."
After finding a relevant book in the catalog, use the topics listed in the record to find related materials. Below are generic topics to help you browse the online catalog.
|Jazz.||Jazz - History and criticism.|
|Jazz - Analysis, appreciation.||Jazz musicians.|
|Jazz - Dictionaries.||Jazz musicians - Biography.|
|Jazz - Discography.||Jazz musicians - Interviews.|
Other topics can help you find more specific books, such as Bop (Music) - History and criticism or Jazz - Louisiana - New Orleans - History and criticism or Coltrane, John, 1926-1967. Always take a look at the topics listed in the catalog record to get hints for searching.
The following call numbers can be used as a starting point to help you to browse for books located in the Music & Performing Arts Library. Once you've found something relevant, always check the shelves around it for related materials.
|ML410||Biographies of individual composers|
|ML417||Books about keyboard players|
|ML418||Books about string players|
|ML419||Books about instrumentalists|
|ML420||Books about singers|
|ML3506 - 3509; ML3561.J3||Jazz|
** Please note that these are only LC call numbers. Some of the collection is cataloged with Dewey call numbers, so always make sure you also search in the library catalog.