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Bethel Libraries

Music Resources : Scores

A guide to music resources at Bethel including scores, CDs, and streaming audio.

Searching for Scores

Steps for searching effectively for music scores available to Bethel library users.

  1. Use the CLICnet catalog.   CLICnet can be accessed here, or from the Find Books page on the library website.

  2. Begin your search by specifying the composer whose works you are searching for:

  3. Change the drop down that says "Any Field" to "Author."

  4. Type your composer's name in the box to the right.

  5. Underneath the "Add Limits" options, select "Bethel University" from the "Collections" drop down.

  6. Scroll through the list of "Material Types" and select "Music Scores."

  7. Scroll back to the top of the page and click the "Submit" button.


Demonstration of a search for scores by the Russian composer Aleksandr Scriabin owned by the Bethel University Library.

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Finding Scores on the Shelf

What you'll need from the catalog to find it on the shelf:

Will help you find the item if there are similar scores.

Will tell you if it's at Bethel or elsewhere (Hamline, St. Kates, etc.)

Call number
Is the item's exact location, and will help you find the item on the shelf.

will let you know if the item is checked in, or when it is due back if it is checked out.

Here's a sample record from CLICnet of a score:

Record detail - Score
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Where to look in the Library

Scores are on the 4th floor of the BU Library. To locate them:

  • Go up the stairs
  • Turn right at the top of the stairs
  • Walk all the way to the corner

On the wall to the left of the HC417 classroom door is the shelf with music scores

Read the sidebar on the right side of this page for detailed instructions on how to read score call numbers

Score Call Numbers

Scores at Bethel University Library start either with M, MM, ML, or MT.

On the shelf, the "M" call numbers come first, and are ordered from low to high based on the number after the M.


For example, the following call numbers are ordered from first to last:

  • M2 .C642 no. 1 (Chamber duets by Antonio Cesti)


  • M22 .B11 k59 (Bach's Goldberg Variations)


  • M177 . S395 B7 (Schubert chamber music)

Don't worry about what the numbers mean, just note that they are ordered from low (M2) to high (M177)