This research guide will point you toward online research resources and strategies available to you as scholars doing music research at Pepperdine.
Use this guide throughout the research process to help you find what you need online and in the library. Select a tab above to begin.
Guide to the Stacks
Books, musical scores, sound recordings, and video recordings are located on the first floor of Payson Library. Books and printed music are arranged according to the Library of Congress' Classification System:
- M = Printed music/scores (organized by instrument/genre)
- ML = Books about music and musicians
- MT = Books on music theory, pedagogy, and technique
Call numbers of non-circulating reference books begin with "REF", while call numbers for oversized books begin with "Oversize" and are located in a special section in the stacks.
The best search tool for all books, articles, and media is the Pepperdine Library Catalog. Enter a keyword, title, author, performer, or composer and then narrow your search results (to article, musical score, DVD, etc.) using the "Narrow by Format" box to the left on the search results page.
Most journal articles and periodicals are now online, although a few are among the bound periodicals and microfilm on the second floor of Payson Library. See also the complete music periodicals list.