The following titles reflect the most recent textbooks purchased by the University of Manchester Library for your studies and research.
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The main collections of Music scores and books can be found on Red 2. There are separate sequences (classified at 780-789) and printed music (classified at M780-M789). There is also a separate M- sequence of minature/study scores, in boxes. Current and past issues of printed journals in Music are located after the books.
|M780.92||Collected editions of composer|
|M782.1||Opera vocal scores|
|M784||Secular vocal music|
|M785||Full and study scores|
|M785.7||Chamber music parts
(divided by number of instruments)
|M787||String solo music|
|M788||Wind solo music|
|M789||Music for percussion|
|780.92||Individual composers and musicians|
|781.5||Form and analysis|
|784||Secular vocal music|
A card catalogue for printed music can be found on Red 2, and contains details of all music acquired by the Library up to September 1994. Library Search will find details of printed music acquired since then, as well as some older material.
You can download a guide to Red 2 in the box below.
Hard copy PhD theses before 2009 produced at The University of Manchester are held at the Joule Library.
You can search Library Search for a thesis, make a note of the shelfmark (eg Th 16574), bring the number to the issue counter and we will retrieve it for you. Please note that they are reference only and cannot be removed from the Library.
We do not hold Masters or undergraduate theses.
Below is a link to our dedicated thesis support page.
Electronic versions of many open-access University of Manchester research theses, submitted from the 2010 session onwards, are available on Pure, the University of Manchester’s internal repository.
The University of Manchester Library is one of the largest subscribers to e-journals and databases in the UK but we don’t have access to everything.
If you find that we don’t hold a book, report, journal article or conference paper that you need, you can use our Inter-Library Loans service.
It is worthwhile carrying out a search on Google Books to see if a book is available to view online.
If you have a reading list for your course and the books are in use by other students, you can check to see if it has been fully or partially digitised by Google.