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  • Organ
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  • String Ensemble

Music Resource Guides

    Please select an instrument or subject from the menu bar above.

    These guides are designed for use as research starting points and/or browsing tools. They generally include: Call Numbers for Shelf Browsing, Subject Headings for the library catalog (PantherCat), Selected Bibliographies of Literature and Repertoire, Current Periodicals and Internet Resources. 

    These guides are based on Sibley Music Library's Reference guides.



      Basic Info

      Resources in the Music Library



      About The UWM Music Library


      • Who: The largest collection of music in Southeastern Wisconsin, the UWM Music Library is the only UW school other than Madison with a separate Music Library and a full-time Music Librarian to help you with your classwork and advanced research.
      • What:
        70,000 LPs (yes, Vinyl!)
        nearly 8,000 CDs (yes, we have rock, pop, world, & jazz)
        30,000 Books about music with topics ranging from biographies of Bach, the history of the publishing and printing industry, and how to learn to play the guitar to critical studies of Hip Hop, Jazz in France, and the music of the native peoples of the Andies.
        30,000 pieces of printed music.
      Online listening to over 300,000 tracks of music through commercial streaming audio services.

      • Where: The East side of the 2nd floor of the Library -- you'll walk right through the middle of our space every time you go to the computer lab in the Library !!
      • When: During the semester we're open 8am-10pm on weekdays, with slightly different hours on Fridays and weekends. Check the Libraries' website for the most up-to-date hours.
      • How: You can email your questions about music to our email reference service at http://www.uwm.edu/Library/Music/askmusic.html, phone us directly at 229-5529, or, of course, drop in and talk to us in person.

      Links to Handouts

      The documents linked-to in this column are all pdf 'help' sheets. Please let me know if you find them useful, or not. Let me know what I can do to make them more helpful.

      • UWM Libraries Catalog
        The UWM Libraries Catalog lists the holdings of the Libraries. All music materials are cataloged and you should search here for call numbers.
      • Searching the UWM Libraries for Music Materials
        Searching for music in library catalogs is often tricky. This pdf document will help you navigate the pitfalls.
      • Using Audio E-Reserve in the UWM Libraries
        The UWM Music Library can digitize audio materials and put them up on the e-reserve server just as you would have an article scanned. This pdf explains how to access those files.
      • Audio E-Reserve FAQ
        This page is an interactive FAQ to help you troubleshoot audio e-reserve problems you might encounter. If you still cannot get things to work properly, please contact us !

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      Music Library
      NOTE: You may chat with a librarian at any time. If someone is available online in the Music Library, you will be transferred to us. If not, you can phone us or we will e-mail you a response later.
      Contact Info
      GML Building, 2nd Floor East Wing
      Phone: 414/229-5529

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