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Contemporary Music

This guide assists in finding resources for contemporary music, including improvised music, jazz, and film music. You will find how to use and links 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 across a number of sites:


What's New in the Library?

Recent acquisitions at Lenton Parr Music Visual and Performing Arts Library (Southbank) and Louise Hanson Dyer Music Library (Parkville) are listed on the Library's home page, or just click on:

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

Below are some links to frequently-asked-about topics: