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Music for Continuing Education: Continuing Education Collections

This guide is intended for students studying Music at Oxford University Department for Continuing Education.


The Library hasn't current subscriptions to Music journal titles in print format but many e-journals are available for Music. For more information, select the Finding Articles page


A collection of scores is located in the Lower Library and available for loan. The scores are not catalogued and because of this can not be found on SOLO. Readers are welcome to go to the shelves and browse.


Books of interest to Music students are shelved in the Lower Library under the following classification numbers (Dewey Decimal Classification):

780.9 History of Music        781.65    Jazz
780.92    Music Analysis 781.71 Church Music
780.92 Musicians 782 Opera
781 Music Theory 782-784 Songs
781.6 Rock Music 784 Musical Instruments
781.6 Traditions of Music 784.2 Orchestral Music
781.64 Popular Music 785 Chamber Music


Oversize books are located in the Lower Library (001 – 939) and pamphlets can be found in the Lower Library (001-999).

Reference Books

The following reference books are shelved in the Reading Room, as well as other bibliographies, dictionaries and encyclopaedias:

Illustrated Dictionary of Music Terms 780 HEA Q/REF
Larousse Encyclopedia of Music 780.09 LAR Q/REF
The Oxford Dictionary of Music 780 OXF Q/REF
The Oxford Companion to Musical Instruments 784.19 OXF Q/REF
The New Oxford Companion to Music 780 OXF Q/REF
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians 780 GRO Q/REF