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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


This guide is designed to provide an overview of jazz resources available at the Music & Performing Arts Library.

Use the tabs to the left to navigate the guide.

Helpful Topics for Browsing the Catalog

Conducting a keyword search in the library catalog for a composer, instrument, or style is always a great place to start. Use the filter to the right to limit your results to "Music Score."

After finding a relevant score in the catalog, use the topics listed in the record to find similar materials. Below are generic topics to help you browse the online catalog.

Improvisation (Music). Jazz - Lead sheets.
Jazz. Jazz vocals.
Jazz - Instruction and study. Piano music (Jazz).*

* Piano can be switched with other instruments and ensembles.

Suggested Call Numbers for Browsing

The following call numbers can be used as a starting point to help you to browse the shelves for printed music located in the Music & Performing Arts Library. Once you've found something relevant, always check the shelves around it for related materials.

M6-M175.5 Music for solo instruments (jazz is shelved with other music for solo instruments)
M1366 Jazz music for 2 or more instruments
M1630.18 Fake books
MT68 Improvisation (methods)
** 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.