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MUP 490: Senior Seminar / Capstone: Home


Histories of Music

Thematic Catalogs

Library Catalogs

URSUS (UMaine System Libraries & more) To request a book from another URSUS library, click on the title, click on Request next to the red check mark. Then enter your name and barcode number which begins with 25022... or 218... (on your USM ID Card) & select the campus where you want the book sent for pickup. Items typically arrive within business 3 days and you will be notified by email.

MaineCat (Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, ME public libraries & more) is where you go if the item you need is unavailable in URSUS. Click on the title. Click on Request This Item next to the red check mark. Select your home library and fill in the info as above. Items typically arrive within 3 business days.

WorldCat (libraries beyond Maine) is where you go if the item is unavailable in URSUS or MaineCat. You will need to use your ILLiad account. Electronically-delivered items usually arrive to your email within 48 hours. Physical items may take 1-3 weeks to arrive - please plan ahead when ordering!

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias


Peer-Reviewed Articles & Text

Audio Recordings



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Library of Congress Classification - Music

All the physical books and scores at the USM Libraries are organized using the Library of Congress Classification System. A guide to the Class M - Music Section can be found here.

Good luck!

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Franco-American Music Traditions Collection, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine Libraries.