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Herklotz Music Library

Located in Booth, Room 103 the library houses over 6000 scores, 7000 sound recordings, 300 music-related video recordings, and course reserves material supporting music-related courses. The Music Library is home to several special collections, including the Nelson Eddy Music Collection, as well as Music Department recitals and concerts. The Herklotz Library is now also home to the Language & Culture Studio (formerly in Johnson).

The Music Library will be closed

May 23, 2014 - August 4, 2014

  • If you need a Music Library item: Please email Michelle Baca (mbaca@oxy) with your request.
  • If you need to return a Music Library item: Please return all items to the Academic Commons.

Online Reference Sources


How Do I Find?

BOOKS (Use this tab to explore):

Using the OASys Catalog to search Oxy Collections

Trying other library catalogs to find materials outside of Oxy

Learning how to locate books on the shelves (called "stacks")

Using subject headings to execute more precise searches

ARTICLES (Use this tab to explore):

Using databases to find scholarly article citations and full text

Identifying major publications in your subject

Locating online and print journals accessible through Oxy

MUSIC (Use this tab to explore):

Using the OASys Catalog to search Oxy Collections

Locating scores and sound recordings in the Music Library

Finding sheet music and sound recordings online

Online indexes of songs and lyrics

Getting Started

Topic Finding and Thesis Formation

  • Follow your interest.
  • Look for tensions, anomalies and unanswered questions.
  • What assumptions have been made in previous scholarship surrounding a topic?
  • What critical approaches have and haven't been taken with certain topics?
  • Narrow or broaden an area of interest, and look for ways you can situate an argument within a larger argument, or in opposition to another argument.
  • Look outside of music at other influences and factors that are related to your topic.

Initial Exploration

Writing and Research Resources

The Craft of Research by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams.  Q180.55.M4 B66 2003

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) guides


    Instruction+Research Support (Arts & Humanities)

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    Weingart 109, AHVA

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