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Music: Research Overview

Using this Guide

Click tabs above to access different “pages” in this guide.  Note the drop-down icon ▽ in some tabs. These sub-pages provide access to specific types of resources, including links to external sites.  Access to subscription and licensed content or other material purchased by the WSU Libraries is generally WSU-restricted.  Non-WSU content on external websites may be accessed and used by anyone.

Music - Overview and Library Map

Music collections and services can be found in several campus library locations:


Gabriella Reznowski, Librarian for Music. Reference assistance in music is available at the Research Services desk in Terrell Library. Staff in the WSU Libraries assist in the acquisition, preparation, and maintenance of music collections.

Sean Taylor is the Library Specialist in The Kemble Stout Music Listening Library, located in Kimbrough Hall Room 360.

Holland and Terrell Library Map

Organizations and Associations

Searching the Audiobooks Collection in the Libraries

 screenshot of Search It Advanced Search page

Go to the Advanced Search screen of Search It and select in subject from the drop-down menu. Type audiobooks in the search box.  Your search should look like the sample image above.

Streaming Audio

The WSU Libraries subscribes to streaming music databases offering thousands of tracks of classical music, jazz, folk music, and world music. These subscription-based musical resources are accessible to anyone with a valid WSU network password and ID. Naxos streaming content is WSU-Pullman only.

Finding Scores and Operas

Kemble Stout Music Listening Library

Although the Kemble Stout Listening Library is administered by the School of Music (located in Kimbrough Hall, Room 360) this publicly accessible facility houses music scores that are purchased and owned by the WSU Libraries.  These scores may be checked out with a valid WSU ID card.  Sound recordings that are property of the music department do not circulate but may be listened to in the Kemble Stout Music Listening Library.

Music Special Collections in the Libraries

Holdings include books published before 1800 and facsimiles of medieval and renaissance music books. Other music-related holdings include original and facsimile manuscripts, photographs, concert programs, rare recordings, and music manuscript collections. Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections is located on the ground floor of Holland and Terrell Library.  Researchers are welcome, but  please note that normal business hours are Monday - Friday (excluding holidays or other closures) unless other arrangements are made in advance.

How to Do Research

JSTOR & Project MUSE

List of full-text music periodicals currently indexed in JSTOR and Project MUSE.

Collection Development Policy

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