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This library guide will help you find articles, books, scores, and sound recordings.

Fine Arts Librarian

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Carley Knight
6th Floor
Houston Cole Library
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Rd N
Jacksonville, AL 36265

Library Catalog Basic Search

Basic search in the Houston Cole Library catalog. 

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David L. Walters Department of Music

Jacksonville Opera Theatre

Kanopy Streaming Video

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Links to ebooks in the catalog


Welcome to the 6th Floor Houston Cole Library Guide for Music!  

Public Domain Music (Free Online Scores)

At the time International Music Score Library Project was added to LibGuides, it had 167,455 scores. Petrucci Music Library or IMSLP is a wiki that collects and maintains a page to share public domain music, or music that has gone out of copyright. If you can't find the score you are looking for in the Library's collection, and the score is more than 120 years old, chances are it is located here.

6th Floor: Call number ranges for music

Music scores and books are located in the following call number ranges on the 6th floor:

M: Scores

MT: Music Technique, Teaching, and Practice Scores

ML: Music Literature

WorldCat First Search (LIbrary subscription)

Finding Books in JaxCat

Steps to using JaxCat, the Houston Cole Library catalog

1. go to the library's website or

2. Type in your search terms or title.

3. Look for available books in the results list and write down the call number.

4. The call number is the book's physical address or unique identifier. For example, books that begin with the call number "M" are about music and are found on the 6th floor. Another hint is that books of similar subjects are grouped together on the shelf so if you find one book, you will find others on the same topic.

5. While you are looking at the book in the catalog, notice the underlined subjects, these are like hashtags. The subjects in the catalog are linked to books of similar topics. For example, it is possible to find one good title, and then use the subjects in the catalog record to find similar titles.

6. If you have questions, contact your librarian, Carley Knight at esknight at jsu dot edu

Hi, I'm your 6th floor reference librarian!

Met Opera Recordings

Come and listen to our vinyl collection!

Stop by the 6th floor and check our two new turntables. We have an Audio-Technica LP- 60 and a TEAC LP-R550 equipped with USB input and CD recording capability. 


Google Books search

Google Book Search

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar Search

MU 236 LibGuide

This is a guide created for the Honor's Introduction to Music class.

Naxos Music Library

To use Naxos, click here.

Naxos Music Library

You may also use NML from this library link with limited functionality for saving and creating playlists.

FAQ and Tips for using Naxos

Classical Music in Video

Videos from Alexander Street Press include over 1,400 live performances. 

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