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A research guide for finding music in various formats in the Yale University Library, and for beginning research on music.

Irving S. Gilmore Music Library

Your source for resources, services, and advice concerning materials for your music study and research.

Music Research Tools


Welcome to the Music Research Subject Guide. In this guide, you'll find: 

  • Information about our collections to help you with your research and study
  • Tips on searching for music scores (notated music), recordings, books, articles, and more.
  • Recommended databases with audio, video, scores, articles, and information about music, that you can access 24/7.
  • Important resources for starting your search that are not yet available online
  • Special collections pertaining to music: the Music Library Special Collections (archives, manuscripts and rare editions), Historical Sound Recordings, and Oral History of American Music, and other collections.
  • Where to ask for help.


Top Resources

Music Librarian for Reference and Instruction

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Suzanne Lovejoy
Music Librarian for Reference and Instruction
Office ML104, Music Library, Sterling Memorial Library
(203) 432-0497

Music Librarian for Digital and Access Services

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Jonathan Manton
Music Librarian for Digital and Access Services
Gilmore Music Library