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Music Therapy

LCC Call Numbers

Try these call numbers when using the Browse by Library of Congress call numbers feature in InfoKat or browse the shelves:

  • ML3820         Physiological aspects of music
  • ML3830         Psychology of music
  • ML3920         Music therapy
  • MT17             Music in special education
  • RC480 +        Therapeutics. Psychotherapy     

Library of Congress Classification System

The University of Kentucky Libraries uses the Library of Congress Classification System (LCC) to assign call numbers to most print materials--books, periodicals, and music scores.

The LCC is divided into large subject areas which are called "classes." All classes--and subclasses--begin with one, two, or three letters followed by a number which represents more specific aspects of a subject.

Below are some main classes with subclasses that you may see for books in music therapy:

  • B -- PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION
    • BF -- Psychology 
  • G -- GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION
    • GV -- Recreation. Leisure
  • L -- EDUCATION
    • LC -- Special aspects of education
  • M -- MUSIC AND BOOKS ON MUSIC
    • ML -- Literature on music
    • MT -- Music instruction and study
  • Q -- SCIENCE
    • QP -- Physiology
  • R -- MEDICINE
    • R -- Medicine (General)
    • RC -- Internal medicine

Subject Headings & Terms

To search by subject

  • Go to InfoKat's Advanced Search
  • Set the Search for radial button to Library Catalog
  • Re-set Search Filters in the drop-down menu from Any field to Subject
  • Type in your term(s) and Search

To search for a particular format

  • Add to the steps above by re-setting the Material Type drop-down menu to Books / Scores / Videos, etc.
  • Or, after the search has been completed, use the filter Resource Type on the left-hand side of the screen to choose the format

Sample subject heading terms

   Alternative medicine
   Brain physiology   
   Dementia
   Disabilities

   Grief
   Mental illness
   Music -- Physiological aspects   
   Music -- Psychological aspects
   Music therapists
   Music therapy
   Music therapy -- Bibliography
   Music therapy -- Case studies
   Music therapy for children
   Music therapy -- Periodicals

   Musical perception
   People with disabilities
   Psychotherapy and music
   Quality of life
   Thanatology
   Therapeutics