Books and printed music are arranged according to the Library of Congress' Classification System:
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 (sound recordings and DVDs) 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 in Payson Library, with back years stored in the Calabasas facility. You can search the catalog by subject, ex., SU:music periodicals or su:Music Instruction and study Periodicals
The database, ARTstor, features content related to music throughout the ages, including images of musical scores, composers, performers, instruments, and venues such as concert halls and opera houses, as well as musical iconography.
Designed especially for music aficionados, this course provides a patchwork of content designed to help students get the most out of their time at Pepperdine while simultaneously delving into a variety of musical topics especially for those who love to perform and who have some basic experience with reading and performing music. Central to the content is a focus on Western Classical music with opportunities for students to present on and/or perform their favorite musical styles including modern popular music, such as Broadway, Jazz, Rock, R&B, EDM, Rap, and Hip Hop. Music will be the lens through which students explore a number of practical topics such as research, writing, presentation skills, finance, nutrition, mental health, social justice, healthcare, and more.