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MUS 311 Music History and Literature I: Finding Books

Course guide for Dr. Werner's Music History and Literature class

Search Monarch Catalog, our online catalog

Search Monarch Catalog for books, DVDs and other materials in Lakeland's John Esch Library and other area libraries. On-campus students with a Lakeland library card may use the Request IT option to have items from other libraries shipped to Lakeland for pick up.  

Online students and students attending at Lakeland Centers across the state, or online, may request that items in the Lakeland library be mailed to their home. Email Jamie Kellner for details on the library's Mail a Book program.


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Interlibrary Loan (request from other libraries)

Place your order.  If our library doesn't have what you need, use the library's Interlibrary Loan services. The item will be requested from other libraries. If available, articles usually arrive within 3-5 days.  Books take up to two weeks.  Submit a request.

Words To Know

Bibliography: A list of works that share something in common, for example, an author, topic, or time period. In a scholarly work, an author places a bibliography  the end to detail the resources used in the creation of the work. 

Call Number: Physical books are given call numbers inorder to help the researcher identify where it is located in the library. Books on similar topics are grouped together to make it easier for the researcher to browse. For example, philosophy books 

Catalog: A group of library records that are listed and organized by fields such as author, subject, and topic. Normally, when a researcher wants to discover books on his or her topic, they search in a catalog. Today, most catalogs are electronic. You will want to start your search using the following one.

Monarch Catalog:  This is a shared online catalog that Lakeland shares with 33 area libraries. You can use it to find books and other resources that can be picked up at the John Esch Library. 

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