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Music Course Visits - Librarian Notes: Winter 2023

Library Course Visits


Choose the course number above to access course notes/presentations from Music Librarian in-class sessions. 

Need to book a research appointment with Katherine?
General questions about the library can be directed to

Introduction to Music History 2 - C. Simonot-Maiello
Library Instruction class session: Wednesday, February 15

History of Jazz 2 - J. Challoner

Visit 1/3: January 19, 2023
Basic Search refresher: 

Use the catalogue to find call numbers for print

  • Browse function (also browses Dafoe shelves with Music) at the bottom of each record
  • Items on shelves: use libraries site to find call numbers, use QR code to send to phone

Jazz text Resources

Books/Articles – search by subject using Advanced Search

  • Example: Fitzgerald, Ella
  • Grove Music Online
    • Example: Corea, Chick [Armando Anthony]:
      Article from Oxford Music Online (New Grove Dictionary of Music)
      • AND:  Corea, Chick (jazz) [Armando Anthony] – link at bottom:
        Article from Oxford Music Online (New Grove Dictionary of Jazz)

Physical Recordings: CDs, DVDs, LPs

  • In the listening room, CDs all the way around, DVDs to the right, LPs on the bottom shelves.
  • Loans for listening room items: 2-weeks
  • CD drive, headphones, help (yes, we’ll teach you how to use that turntable!) at front desk
  • Why we might want to use physical recordings for this course: liner notes
    • Example: Herbie Hancock - Takin’ off
      • Print avail; Streaming avail, but streaming version does not have liner notes attached

Streaming resources - Jazz

Music library guide:

  • Music Online: Jazz Music LibrarySmithsonian Global Sound; Contemporary World Music; American Music; Popular Music
  • Naxos Music Library – Note: Naxos search tools leave some to be desired
  • Naxos Video Library

Visit 2/3: January 31, 2023
Visit 3/3: February 28, 2023