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Music: How to find music for listening

Looking for sheet music to perform? Recordings to listen to? Books and articles about music or a related topic? This libguide will help!

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Use the search box below to search the Library Catalog for books, eBooks, videos, etc.

Connect From Off-Campus

You can access databases from off-campus by entering your netID and password after clicking on the database links.

If you have any issues with logging in, please call the Reference Desk at 510-885-3765 or send an email to

Troubleshooting Tips:

  • Try a different browser (Chrome to Firefox, IE to Chrome, etc.)
  • Clear cache and history
  • Close Browser
  • Restart your computer
  • Reset your netID password (if you can log in to Blackbaord, MyCSUEB, etc, but not the databases)


Can't find the article you want in our databases? Put in a request through ILLiad - InterLibrary Loan.

Your article will be delivered to you within 1-3 days, as a PDF so you can read it on your computer.

I want to listen to streaming music

You'll find a variety of music and videos on music topics (including performances of, e.g., full operas) in the database Alexander Street Press: Music & Performing Arts.  that's available in our Databases A-Z. Just click on that link. When you access that from off-campus, you'll enter your Net ID and password when it asks for that.

I want to listen to a CD (compact disc)

Find CD's (both music and spoken word) by searching using the Books tab in the search box in the middle of the Library website home page. Search on a composer name or a music group or solo artist or even a style of music and the phrase compact disc. For example, to find the CD's with Wayne Shorter, you can enter: Wayne Shorter compact disc then click search. To narrow that down to CD's, use the filters on the left side of the screen. I recommend clicking on "Available in Library." That will show you a list of items that includes CD's (and LP's if we have them).

As always, contact me if you encounter technical difficulties or just want to consult about locating the music you want to hear. My contact information is in the box on the right. Thanks! -Tom

I want to listen to an LP

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