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Search Terms - Library of Congress Subject Headings & Keywords

Library of Congress (LC) subject headings offer a focused pathway into the holdings of UBC Library. Use the Books and Media Catalogue search engine to explore LC subject headings and linked resources. Listed below is a sampling of LC subject heading relevant for topic research.

Journals / Periodicals

Canadian music is covered in many journals of interest to the general reader. The indexes below will provide relevant citations and sometimes full text of articles not found in the databases above.

Theses & Dissertations

Historical Sheet Music

Streaming Music Resources

Music Libraries / Institutions

Canadian Music Centre / Centre de musique canadienne

Canadian Music Centre - British Columbia Region
837 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC
V6Z 1B7

Tel: 604.734.4622
BC Region Archives:
Digital Magazine: click here

Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada:

The LAC has created several excellent sites dedicated to Canada’s music and musicians based on its collections. The Music and Performing Arts site (in French or English) guides the visitor through these resources.

Associations / Organizations

Selected Composers

Below is a list of notable Canadian composers that can get you started in your research. The list is not meant to be comprehensive; rather, it provides a small glimpse of names that help provide a base level for study in Canadian music.