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Goldsmiths Library has a large collection of both print books and eBooks (accessible from home using your username and password). Use Library Search to search for books by title, author, keywords and more. Watch the video below for guidance on how to search for print books. 

There is also a growing collection of  e-books listed on Library Search. These can be searched for in the same way as print books but you can use the drop down menu to just select electronic books. 

Useful shelfmarks

Books are arranged on the shelves using the Dewey Decimal Classification system (000-999). Below is a list of the most relevant classmarks for Music.

Remember to search the catalogue in addition to browsing the shelves, as books can be classified in different ways.

780.01

 Musicology; Ethnomusicology

780.07

Sociology of music

780.1 

Aesthetics of music

780.3

Music dictionaries

780.7 

Music education & music therapy

780.82 

Women in music

780.9

780.902  
780.903 
780.9032 
780.9033 
780.9034 
780.904 

Music history subdivided by period 

Mediaeval
Renaissance
Baroque
Classical
Romanticism
20th Century

780.92 

Composers

780.93 -780.99 

Music in individual countries

 

781

Music theory

781.15

Psychology of music

781.24 

Notation

781.3 

Harmony

781.57

Jazz

781.58 

Popular music

781.61

Composition

781.63 

Performance & conducting

781.9735 

Thematic catalogues

782.1

Opera

782.8 

Musicals

782.85 

Film music

783 

Sacred music

784.1 

Madrigals

784.3

Songs

784.4

Folk songs

785/789

Musical instruments

785

Orchestral music

785.7 

Chamber music

786 

Keyboards

787

Strings

788

Woodwind & brass

789 

Percussion

789.9 

Electronic music

789.99 

Computer music

 

Senate House Library books

Goldsmiths staff and students are also entitled to borrow books from Senate House Library - eBooks can be accessed online remotely. For information on how to self-register online, please see here. You can search for books and other resources available at Senate House Library using Encore

 

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