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Library Research Guides

String Resources

This is a guide to locating information and materials related to string instruments in the Music Library.

Subject Headings

Below are some examples of subject headings related to the guitar which may be useful when searching or browsing in Mirlyn.

To search subject headings in Mirlyn, begin by selecting Subject in the pull-down menu below the search field and then entering any one of the headings in the list below into the search field.   Use quotes around phrases then limit by desired format for more precise results.

To browse a list of subject headings, go to Mirlyn Classic, click Browse in the top toolbar, choose "Subject begins with..." in the "Select index to browse" pull-down menu next to the search field and enter any one of the headings in the list below into the search field.

Books and Periodicals

Scores, Recordings and Videorecordings

For chamber ensemble music, you can use "Plucked instrument trios" (or plucked instrument quartets, etc.) to browse items with all plucked instrumentation and use "Trios" (or quartets, etc.) to browse items with mixed instrumentation (ex., wind and plucked instruments).  Please note that these terms are only starting points which will lead you to more specific subject headings connected to items that include guitar within their instrumentation.

Call Number Areas

Below are some selected call number ranges where guitar materials may be located.  You can browse the shelves or consult Mirlyn for a more specific listing of materials by call number.

M 125-129 Solo guitar music (all genres - classical, jazz, blues, etc.)
M 276-277 Guitar and piano music
M 292-293 Duets: two plucked instruments (not all items include guitar)
M 294-295 Duets: string and plucked instrument (not all items include guitar)
M 296-297 Duets: wind and plucked instrument (not all items include guitar)
M 1037.4.G8 Guitar with orchestra (full scores and piano reductions)
M 1137.4.G8 Guitar with string orchestra (full scores and piano reductions)
M 1623-1624 Secular songs with plucked instrument acc. (not all items include guitar)
M 2113 Sacred songs with plucked instrument acc. (not all items include guitar)
ML 1015.G9 Guitar history and criticism
MT 580-585 Guitar instruction and study
MT 586 Orchestral excerpts
Z 6814 .G8 Guitar bibliographies

To search by call number in Mirlyn, select "Call number starts with" in the pull-down menu below the search field and enter the beginning of a call number (ex., M 125).

To browse by call number, go to Mirlyn Classic, click Browse in the top toolbar, choose "Call number begins with..." in the "Select index to browse" pull-down menu next to the search field and enter the beginning of a call number.