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Oxford Music/Grove Online Help

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A new version of Grove/Oxford Music Online was released on December 7, 2017, resulting in some changes to the interface and consequent user issues.

In response, the Music Library Association (MLA) will host a temporary blog list of questions, tips, and updates about the new version. The blog will also accept submissions of new issues and tips through a form located in the post.

Help for Finals

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As we get close to the end of the semester, don’t forget that our Music Resources Guide has a ton of helpful tips and resources. You may find the Cite It and HELP! tabs particularly useful. Of course, if you get stuck, you can always email the Music Librarian to set up a one-on-one consultation.

First Week Welcome

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Whether you are new to UH or are a returning student, the first few weeks of school are exciting (and maybe a little overwhelming)! Here are some helpful links that will get you started with your music research and make sure you have the tools to make the 2015-16 academic year the best one yet!

Visit our Facebook page at to get weekly highlights on new collection items, events, and music news.

Looking for a score for your instrument or voice type?

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Use the Instruments and Voices research guide to find relevant call number ranges.

Need a resource that isn’t listed on this website?

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Use the Music Research Guide to access a broader range of music resources.

Classical Scores Library, vol. II

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Now available.  Includes previously unpublished and in-copyright works.

Cambridge Companions Online

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Now available.

Cougarnet Password Reset


5 tips for finding scores in the Music Library

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Tip no. 1:  Can’t find a sonata, concerto, symphony, etc.?  Pluralize the musical form for better results (“sonatas” instead of “sonata”).

EXAMPLE: Search for “beethoven” AND “sonatas” AND “violin”  instead of “beethoven violin sonata”. See for yourself what a difference this simple trick can make in your catalog searches.

Accessing ebooks


More and more classes are using ebooks, so here are a few tips for finding them @ the Library.

  1. You can find an ebook the same way you find a print book.  Search for it using the Library Catalog.
  2. Don’t limit your search to the Music Library.  Limit it to the UH Main Campus.
  3. You can Limit by Format,  so the catalog will just look for ebooks.

Still can’t find the ebook you’re looking for?  Stop by the Music Library and ask one of our helpful staff for assistance!