Welcome to the Research Guide for Music Students! The resources collected here will help you complete class assignments and projects. Feel free to explore the tabs above to get specific research help.
I would love to meet with you individually to help you get started with your research or to answer any questions. Please call me or email me if you need research assistance or if you would like to schedule an appointment (see the box to the right).
About the CSU Music Collection
The Library's collection is strong in the areas of music education, music history, performance, composition, ethnomusicology, jazz, electronic music and performance. The collection consists of books, periodicals, scores, sound recordings, video recordings and films. The collection of performance scores is strong in both instrumental and vocal music; there is a research collection of composers' collected editions and monuments of music.
Of particular note are the Herbert Elwell Archives, South Indian music collections, and contemporary Polish music. There is also a collection of Senior Projects papers prepared in fulfillment of the requirements for the B.A. degree. The reference collection contains major bibliographies and research guides, discographies and indexes available in English and foreign languages. There are approximately 15,000 volumes of scores; over 7,000 volumes in music history; over 1,900 volumes in music instruction and study; and well over 7,000 recordings