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Music Production Subject Guide: Books & eBooks


Books & eBooks

The Ipswich library provides print and e-book collections to support Music and Music Production. 
All items on your reading list are available in either a print or electronic version. 

This guide provides you with useful shelf marks, search strategies and links to reading lists.

You can also find a variety of additional wider reading by browsing the library shelves or accessing Summon

Useful Classmarks

The shelfmark (or classmark) will tell you where to find an item on the library shelves. Look out for the shelfmark on the library catalogue record. We use the Dewey system which works like this:

Books are shelved numerically digit by digit according to the number on the spine label, 612.3  is shelved before 612.31 which is shelved before 614.2

Within each subject books are shelved alphabetically according to the author or first word of the title, so 616.5 SMI [Author is Smith] is shelved before 616.5 WHI [Author is White].

  • 338.4778  Music Industry
  • 621.3893  Music Technology
  • 780           Music
  • 781           Music Theory
  • 781.34      Computer Composition of Music
  • 786.74      Electronic Music

Requesting books not in stock

If the book you are looking for is not in stock, you can request it from another library (an inter-library loan) or order it for our stock.
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Further Information & Support

For more information about search strategies, take a look at our Searching for Information Guide.

You can also access step-by-step information about accessing books and e-books through the University of Suffolk Assignment Toolkit.


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