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Music Business, Performance and Technology: Books

A guide to resources, online and in print, related to the music industry and professional performance.

Finding eBooks in the Catalog

When you search the Library Catalog, you can limit your search results to eBooks.

Just locate the "Limit Search Results" column on the left. Under Format, choose: "Book (Ebook)."

Click "Limit to" to make the change.

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Browse the Stacks

Materials in our libraries are shelved according to the Library of Congress Classification system. The commercial music collection is located primarily at the Northridge Campus Library.  You can browse the library catalog and the library stacks (shelves) with these call number ranges:

M1-5000  Music (collections of musical sources, collected works of individual composers, instrumental music, solo instruments, orchestra, band, and vocal music)

ML 1-3930 Literature on music (dictionaries, encyclopedias, history and criticism, biography, composition, types of music)

ML 3000-3790 Music business, recording industry)

MT 1-960  Musical instruction and study (music theory, instrumental techniques, singing and vocal technique)

TK 7881.4  Sound -- Recording and reproducing -- Digital techniques (also in ML 74.4)

If you are not finding material you need, ask a librarian for assistance.  You can also search libraries worldwide through WorldCat.  Ask your librarian about interlibrary loan if you find a title you need at a distant library.

With your ACCeID, you can get a TexShare card to borrow books from participating local libraries.

Printed Sheet Music

  Need sheet music? 

Take a look at this list from the library catalog.

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Search Strategies

Here are some examples of search strategies for MBPT:

  • Ableton
  • audio engineering
  • "Pro Tools"
  • guitar instruction
  • songwriting
  • midi
  • music career
  • music copyright
  • music publishing
  • sound mixing
  • synthesizers

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