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Music Therapy

Guide for students studying Music Therapy at the University of Melbourne.

Finding Books

Use the Library Catalogue to search for relevant books, printed versions of journals and newspapers etc.

  • To find books on a particular subject, perform a keyword search in the library catalogue.

For example: music therapy dementia

Keyword searching often retrieves a large number of results, so you may like to narrow your search by adding more words.

For example: music therapy dementia care

  • Click on the subject descriptions within a catalogue record to find similar books.

For example, in Music therapy in dementia care click on Music therapy for older people to find related books.

  • Browse the shelves or library catalogue to find books on music therapy.  For example:
152 Psychology of behaviour
153.9478 Measurement and evaluation in music
371.904487       Special education - music
372.87 Music education - children, elderly, etc
615.85154 Music therapy
780.1 Philosophy of Music; music and meaning
780.7 Music - Instruction and Study
781.1 Philosophy of music; music perception and interpretation
781.11 Exploring the musical mind

Requesting books from other campuses:

You can request books from other campus libraries to be delivered to your preferred campus for pick-up.

In the catalogue, click on the 'Request' tab at the top of the item record:

A union catalogue covers the collections of the many libraries making up a consortium. It's both a discovery tool (search by keyword or subject) and a finding aid (find the library in which an item is held).

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