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Contemporary Music

This guide assists in finding resources for contemporary music, including improvised music, jazz, and film music. It also includes information on finding books, music scores, sound recordings, DVDs and useful websites.

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Welcome to the LibGuide for Contemporary Music

This is where you will find a range of resources including music scores, books, databases and multimedia / audiovisual collections in contemporary music

Shahn, B 1948, The Empty Studio, Advertisement, ArtStor, viewed 26th July 2011 <>

The physical collections are located at a number of University of Melbourne libraries. For contemporary music, the following libraries are the most likely to be relevant:

Library Guides

Schiaparelli, E 1939, Gloves, Evening, silk, metallic, ArtStor, viewed 26th July 2011,


Key resources to assist with your study

The University of Melbourne Library has a broad range of subject research guides to assist with your research. These are available from the library homepage. The following guides have been created to assist with commencing research: