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Music: Finding Subject Specific Information


In this section of the Library's Moodle space you will find resources and activities to help you develop your information searching skills.

Finding scores in the library

The scores can be found on the 1st floor of the library. They are in a section of the group study area and the entrance to this can be found next to the stairs, just past the vending machines. Here you will find items shelved at the 700 Dewey Number. This includes scores, but also material relating to music, drama and media arts. Some useful things to know:

  • Each music score will either have M or MM in front of it.  
  • The MMs come first in the Dewey system followed by the Ms.  
  • Follow the Dewey system like normal to find roughly where the score should be. This short video explains a bit more about using library search to find the Dewey number and how you can find an item on the shelf
  • If there are multiple works from composers then these will be broken down into subcategories e.g. Choral Works, Concerto. These will be clearly labelled on the shelf

If you are having any difficulties in finding a score please check the trolley with scores awaiting shelving and ask for help at the help desk, a member of staff would be more than happy to help you.

Recommended Resources

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General resources

The link below will help you find Royal Holloway PhD theses, UK theses through British Library's EThOS service and theses and dissertations from other countries through ProQuest.

Accessing other libraries

Through this link you will find more information about accessing Senate House's physical and online resources, as well as information about accessing libraries at other institutions.

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