Use the WorldCat Discover Box (found on the Butler Libraries homepage) to begin your search for print scores owned by Butler Libraries, PALNI (Private Academib Library Network of Indiana) Libraries and other WorldCat Libraries around the world.
You can select "Musical score" from "Format" limiter box on the left-hand side of the screen when you get the results from your initial search so that the results list only shows scores.
The scores owned by the Butler Libraries will have the following at the bottom of the brief record for the item:
To access scores NOT owned by the Butler University Libraries, you will need to make an interlibrary loan request. Click on the "Interlibrary Loan" tab/page on this LibGuide to access the ILL tutorial and register.
The Butler Libraries use the Library of Congress Classification system. This is an alpha-numeric system of classification (meaning it uses both letters and numbers to describe the classification and location of an item).
Here are some useful basic LC classes for music:
M = Scores
M2 Historical, geographical, and other collections of music (i.e., Musical Monuments)
M3 Collected works of individual composers
M 20-39 Piano Music
M22 General collections
M40-175 Solo instruments without accompaniment
M40-59 String instruments
M60-111 Wind instruments
M115-142 Plucked string instruments
M145-175 Percussion instruments
M1500-2999 Vocal Music
M1500-1518 Operas and musicals
M1503 Vocal scores with piano accompaniment
M1611-1624.8 Secular songs for one voice
M1619 General collections
M1620 Art songs (collections of one composer)
M1621 Art songs (single songs)
M1621.4 Song cycles
M1990-1998 Children songs
M1999-2199 Sacred vocal music
M2020-2036 Cantatas, choruses, etc.
M2102-2114.8 Sacred songs for one voice
MT5.5-7 Music theory
MT6.5 Collections of music for analysis
MT90-146 Analytical guides
MT170-810 Instrumental techniques
MT820-949 Voice instruction