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Music: Home

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

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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 online resources with streaming 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, Oral History of American Music, and other collections
  • Where to ask for help


Music Research Starting Points

Introduction to Collections: Irving S. Gilmore Music Library

The Gilmore Music Library is where you will find the most of Yale's music collections as well as staff to help you use them.

Top Resources

Music Librarian for Access and Research Services

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Suzanne Lovejoy
ML104, Music Library, Sterling Memorial Library
Office hours 10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays
(203) 432-0497
Subjects: Music

Associate Director for Special Collections

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Jonathan Manton
Associate Director for Special Collections
Gilmore Music Library