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Leichter Listening Library

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

The Leichter Listening Library is located in the Wanda L. Bass Music Center room B308. Oklahoma City University’s main library, Dulaney-Browne Library, houses 7,076 books, DVD’s and 244 periodicals relating to music, while the Leichter Listening Library in the Wanda L. Bass School of Music holds 11,984 music scores, 374 music reference books, 3,911 CD’s and 212 music audio resources and includes the Music Education Resource Room, which houses 2,745 items including books, CD’s, DVD’s, method books, pedagogical tools and other materials relating specifically to Music Education. An extensive LP collection of 6,657 recordings is split between Dulaney Browne Library and the Leichter Listening Library. The music library collections are an integral part of the music program of the Wanda L. Bass School of Music.  All of the materials are included in the main library Catalog.

LPs are in storage and available on request. Some are listed in the Catalog and others are listed in the Uncataloged LPs list.

MUSIC LIBRARY OPENING HOURS

REGULAR SEMESTER HOURS:

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

If you need materials from the music library at times when it is closed, please request them online via the catalog or at the Dulaney-Browne Library circulation desk.

Leichter Listening Library Summer hours

 Monday through Thursday

8:00 a.m. to noon -12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Friday

10:00 am to 1:00 p.m.-1:30p.m. to 5:30 pm

Note:  Leichter Listening Library will be closed Monday, May 26 2014 in honor of Memorial Day

 

ONLINE MUSIC RESOURCES

questions about copyright?  watch HERE.

NEW RESOURCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Oxford History of Western Music

Musician's Health Resources

World Music Pathfinder

Finding Songs In Collections Pathfinder
Music Research and Writing Pathfinder
 
 
MusRef--is a guide to more than 7,400 print and internet resources about music.
OperaFolio--contains 1012 links to the libretti (original and translations) of 506 operas.
MUSIC THEORY HELP SITES--list of some of the very best music theory assistance sites available online.

Partify is a free and automated tool for creating parts from music scores. Note that it also interfaces with IMSLP. Check it out.


CATALOGS

Dulaney-Browne Library Catalog (You can limit to 'Music Listening Library' location, musical recording or musical score. Alternatively, try the score search box below.)

SEARCH THE MUSIC LIBRARY'S SCORE COLLECTION



Uncataloged LPs (These LP recordings are held by the library but are not in the library catalog. Use Excel's built in 'Find & Select' option to search this file.)

WorldCat (Catalog of books and other materials held in libraries world wide. You can order items free of charge from this catalog via inter-library loan.)

Journals list (Searchable list of print and electronic journals held by the Dulaney-Browne Library)


MUSIC-SPECIFIC DATABASES

Oxford Music Online (Includes: Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music)

Oxford History of Western Music by Richard Taruskin


Naxos Music Library (Streaming audio)

Ebrary-Sheet Music (Electronic sheet music collection)

Music Index (Index to articles on music with some links to full-text)

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Index to music research material with some links to full-text)


GENERAL DATABASES CONTAINING MUSIC-RELATED MATERIAL

Academic Search Premier (Index to articles on a range of topics, including music, with some links to full-text. Accessible through EBSCOHost.)

JSTOR (Index to older journal articles, including music articles, with some links to full-text)
 
ProjectMuse Collection of not-for-profit scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.
 
ProQuest Dissertations and Thesis  Provides abstract and full text access to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day.
 
Ebrary (Electronic book collection available online 24/7)

ERIC (Index to articles on education, including music education, with some links to full-text. Accessible through EBSCOhost.)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND HELPFUL TIPS

I know I’m looking for an opera vocal score. Is there an easy way to find this using a call number search? Click here to find out!

I know I’m looking for a symphony by a particular composer. Is there a quick way to find this using a call number search? This guide will tell you how!

What is a composer’s complete works edition? Does this really contain all of the pieces by a particular composer? Help—there are 119 volumes in this complete works edition and no table of contents! How do I find the particular piece I need? Click here to discover all you need to know to become an expert at using complete works editions!

Looking for some subject-specific help with finding items or doing research? Have a look at the Music and Musical Theater Research Guide.

Have you considered using inter-library loan (ILL) to order scores, books, articles, and recordings that the library does not own? Read all about ILL here.

Are you a music graduate student responsible for preparing the music research paper? Here is a copy of the new Guide to Preparing the Recital Paper for the M.M., just click on the "theses" tab after you click on this link.

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