The Music Collection supports academic coursework in music, and general interest reading. Books are classed as ML or MT in the Library of Congress system, and are shelved in the Southwest section of the Lower Level of Bracken Library.  In addition, the Collection subscribes to the major research journals in the areas of music history and music theory and several searchable online databases. 

When searching CardCat for books, specify “books” as the format in Advanced Search.   

Reference books are located against the wall to the right of the counter.  Online Reference and scholarly journals are linked at the Libraries’ Databases Page.   

MultiLink connects you to full-text articles, CardCat searches, or Interlibrary loan request forms depending on the item’s availability.   

Ball State’s Music Librarian, Amy Edmonds, offers one-on-one research consultations by appointment.       

For assistance, contact Amy Edmonds, at 765-285-5065 or Music Collection staff at 765-285-8188.