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ZSR Library

Finding Music in ZSR Library: BROWSING TIPS

Browsing music

Browsing is an important way of discovering additional resources. It can be done virtually (in the library’s catalog) or physically (looking at the shelves).



  • Click the "Browse" tab above the main search box. You can browse by author, subject, or call number.
  • When you're in the record for a specific item, click the "Browse" link. This shows similar items on the shelf next to it.



  • Look at the shelves around the item you’ve come for.
  • Look in the call number range used for a specific subject area or repertory.


Browsing by call number

Call numbers group similar items together by subject or repertory. To learn the call numbers used for subjects or repertories you’re interested in, see the links below. They show the Library of Congress classification system, which ZSR uses for its call numbers.


Mindmap: LC Classification for Music

Library of Congress Classification: Outline

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