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Seminar in Musicology: Find Articles

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Find Musical Scores at the High Library

In the Library Catalog, under TYPE, choose the kind of material for which you are searching.  Click SEARCH to see all of the scores that the library holds, or add search words to find particular compositions.

Web sites for online scores

Sites where you can download free sheet music:

One of the first projects of its kind to digitize scores in the public domain
 
Large public domain score sites, featuring nearly 70,000 scores to download
 
Project to digitize public domain scores in this collection
 
Choral Public Domain Library (also known as CPDL and ChoralWiki)
Free choral and solo vocal sheet music
 
Free classical music scores using Lilypad software
 
Access to digital collections of sheet music, provided by UCLA

What is peer-reviewed? How do I know?

Journal articles that are scholarly or peer-reviewed:

  • are written by professionals for professionals in that field
  • have bibliographies, abstracts, and contain research data
  • are not read by the general public

In databases, click on the SCHOLARLY/PEER-REVIEWED link to retrieve this kind of article.