VCU Libraries

Research Guides

Music Education

Browse Collections

Class BF - Psychology

Class L - Education

Class ML - Music literature, history, and theory

Class MT - Music education & instruction

Explore Library of Congress call number classification.  Class L and M books are located on Cabell Library 3rd floor.

See also:

  • Juvenile and Young Adult Books, 4th floor
  • Curriculum Guides and Textbooks, see VCU Libraries Search for location
  • Scores, 3rd floor
  • Recordings, and films, see VCU Libraries Search to request

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Theses and Dissertations

Dissertations may be useful sources for researching the state of the field and the bibliographies can often provide a wealth of new sources.

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You can find specific sources for music education by looking in the VCU Libraries Search box (above) and using such terms as:
Music -- Instruction and Study 
School music -- Instruction and study
[Instrument or group] -- Instruction and Study
     Guitar -- Instruction and Study
     Stringed Instruments -- Instruction and Study

[Instrument] -- Methods

You can find sources for a topic related to music by using the Subject terms:
Music -- Psychological aspects
Music -- Psychology
Musicians -- Psychology

Other useful terms:
Juvenile, Adult
or Elementary
Middle School
or High School
Studies, Educational Practices
or Strategies
Exercises, Games
or Activities
Performing Arts

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