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MUS 6716 Introduction to Graduate Research: Home

Library Hours
Boca Raton & Partner Campuses


S.E. Wimberly Library

Regular Semester Hours (Boca Raton):
See the library schedule for hours during exams, breaks, and holidays.

We're Open 24/5 for Fall 2019! (noon on Sunday through 6:00 p.m. on Friday, plus Saturday hours).

  • Sun.:  12:00 p.m. - 7:40 a.m.
  • Mon. - Thu.:  7:40 a.m. - 7:40 a.m. (Open 24 hours)
  • Fri.:   7:40 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sat.:  10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Partner Campus Library Hours:‚Äč


This research guide was created for Dr. Stacie Rossow's MUS 6716 class and is useful for finding books and articles about music, composers, and other important topics in the history of music.  You can begin your search here or at the FAU Libraries home page at

Learning Objectives

As a result of library instruction, you will be able to:

  • Know when, how, and why, to Use the "Off-Campus Connect" link.
  • Locate articles, books, and other materials using "OneSearch."
  • Use the library catalog to locate books and other materials.
  • Effectively search online databases for articles.
  • Identify keywords that describe a topic.
  • Create search strategies using Boolean Operators AND and OR.
  • Organize and cite references and sources used in assignments. 

Finding Music Using Library of Congress Classification

A brief summary of Music Call Numbers using the LOC Classification:

Music Call Numbers
M =  Music Scores  
       M 5 - 1480 Instrumental Music
       M 1495 - 2199 Vocal Music
ML =  Books of Literature on Music  
       ML 159-3785 History and Criticism
MT =  Books of Music Instruction and Study  
       MT 170 - 810 Instrumental Techniques
       MT 820 - 915 Singing and Vocal Technique