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Recommended library resources for studies in music.

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Rachel Crane
1845 Fairmount
122A Ablah Library
Wichita, Kansas 67260-0068
(316) 978-5078
Office Hours: Tuesdays in MALIC 9-11 Wednesdays in Ablah Library 10-11

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Instruments / Instrumental Music

Also symphonically related in Wichita: 

Wichita Symphony logo

Vocal Music

Also musically related in Wichita:

 Music Theatre Wichita link and logo

Broad Topics

Click on the image below to begin the tutorial:

Finding Folk Songs in Print PowerPoint Guide


Folk / World Music Reference:

Folk / World Music Online Resources: 

The Full English Digital Archive

The Full English catalogue includes nineteen collections, the six collections which comprised the Take 6 project, the Sabine Baring-Gould material catalogued for the Devon Tradition project.While the individual collected songs and dances are the bedrock of the material, each collection also holds significant other material - correspondence, lecture and article notes, newspaper cuttings, and the like. The format of most items is Manuscript but might also be Broadside, Printed (item), Typescript, or Audio.


The Global Jukebox

The Global Jukebox explores connections between families of expressive style. One can travel the world of song, dance and language through the Wheel Chart and the Map. Thousands of examples of the world’s music, dance and other expressive behavior are available. The Global Jukebox is presented as a free, non-commercial, educational place for everybody, students, educators, scholars, scientists, musicians, dancers, linguists, artists and music fans to explore expressive patterns in their cultural-geographic and diasporic settings and alongside other people’s. By inviting familiarity with many kinds of vocalizing, musicking, moving, and talking, we hope to advance cultural equity and to reconnect people and communities with their creative heritage.

To find more books on film music, consult the subject heading:

Motion Picture Music History and Criticism

in the WSU Online Catalog (
Also consider limiting to "book" in the "Type" field selection. 

ALSO NOTE: The Libraries own many titles in the book series:  Scarecrow film score guides

Other resources at WSU:

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