What can book sources do for you?
Search for ebooks, books, DVDs, CDs, print journals, scores, and other physical items in the library.
Books about music will be at these numberswhether you are looking in the regular shelves, Oversize , DVDs, or the Score, CD, & Listening Area (1st floor).
DON'T BE AFRAID OF OLD BOOKS: Music scholarship is built primarily on what has already been researched, not on what is newly discovered (unlike the sciences). Sometimes, an older seminal work is referred to and counted on even as many years pass.
Notice Subject Terms on the page to use as search terms for yourself. Below, you will see that adding "criticism" as a search term can help narrow a search for critical views on Debussy, because everything that is critical should have this search term.
Option 1: WorldCat (libraries around the world--more options)
Option 2: OneSearch searching FastTrac (regional libraries)
Login to the Interlibrary Loan link on the homepage to see your list of requests to check status, cancel, copy, and more.
Since you shouldn't be afraid of old books in music--a book might be the seminal work on its topic to which all subsequent research refers--GoogleBooks could be an option if we don't have what you need. GoogleBooks can only show you a book in full if it is out of copyright--meaning, it isn't that current.
For books still under copyright, GoogleBooks publishes the legal limit of pages in copyrighted books--meaning newer books will be missing (possibly crucial) pages.
Search or browse--you never know what you'll find!