Subject librarian


 Introduction to the University Library

  • to understand the layout of the reading rooms and open stacks
  • mastering the basics of searching for musicological information and finding literature and media via the local library catalogue
  • navigation of the University Library websites and an introduction to the musicological electronic information and media available

    Advanced information searching

    • for topic-related information searching in NewGrove, RILM and IIMP
    • for identifying different types of publications and finding specific sources
    • to enable the independent use of electronic resources

      See Master.

      Individual topic-related consultation.







      Musical holdings of the University Library

      • general and specialist dictionaries and lexicons
      • bibliographies
      • catalogues of works
      • general and specialist research literature
      • collected editions
      • study scores
      • early prints, historical collections
      • Composers’ bequests
      • in the university’s network: databases such as RISM, RILM, RIPM, New Grove Dictionary and electronic journals

      Music libraries in Basel with additional holdings

      • Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar: musicological reference library, microfilms, sound recording media.
      • Musik-Akademie: sheet music, performance scores, performance material, textbooks, sound recording media, reference library with a focus on early music.
      • Paul Sacher Stiftung: specialist library for music in the 20th century: music manuscripts, issued music, literature, sound recording media