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MUSC141 Survey of Western Music  

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What is in this guide?

Welcome to the UNC Music Library! We hope you'll take advantage of this world-class collection for your course work, as study space and for your own musical pleasure.

Beethoven's Piano Sonata, op. 111

This guide will help you find, use, and cite resources held by the UNC Music Library for MUSC141, Survey of Western Music. 

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  • Search the catalog on the Music Library homepage for Auto-Suggest feature.
  • Refine your search with limiters on the left side of the screen

Ex. KEYWORD: George Gershwin    
: Audio

Ex. KEYWORD: Musical exoticism
: Books

Pay attention to the item's location; there are several collections on campus that have music materials.

When you find a book or recording you are interested in, click on its Subject tab to find similar items.  If the item you want is checked out or we don't own it, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.

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  • Music Index
    Provides citations and full-text access to tens of thousands of articles about music. From the main search screen, go to Choose Databases to add RILM to your search to find even more articles and books on music.

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