This guide will help you find library resources relating to music

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Films on Demand

Discover Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: An Interactive Music Experience

Discover Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: An Interactive Music Experience

Music History •  This entertaining and educational program helps viewers fully experience the details and nuances of the 1723 Baroque masterpiece. 

Ella Fitzgerald: The Singer, Not the Song

Singer Ella Fritzgerald

Music History • Ella Fitzgerald's 60-year career—launched at 17 when she won an amateur singing contest at the Apollo Theater—saw her rise from a life of poverty to become an enduring icon of American music. 

Rebel Music: Americas

Rebel Music Americas

Music Appreciation  Latin American Studies  Through their music, these groups take viewers inside major grassroots movements shaping the Americas of today. 

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Whenever you use information from books, articles, websites, or any other sources, it is important to give credit.
By citing the places you found information, you will avoid plagiarism.
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Welcome to the STC Music Guide!

Hi!  I'm glad you stopped in to this site.  Here you will find a lot of information regarding Music.

There's a section for books, journals, magazines, websites, and citation assistance.   Be sure to check out the section on avoiding plagiarism, as well as the helpful hints listed below.


Naxos Music Library offers streaming access to more than 124,500 CDs with more than 1,800,000 tracks of fine arts music. 

Use Naxos Music Library to look up and listen to music you read about or hear about in class. Naxos Music Library sound recordings may not be downloaded, copied, or used for commercial purposes. 

Useful Websites

Washington Musical Collection

Over the past 50 years, the University of Washington has acquired more than 400 instruments which have been made available digitally through this site. The collection is wide-ranging, strongest in Asia and Africa, with Europe and Central and South America also represented (Choice).

npr tiny desk concerts  npr music  

The Valley Symphony Orchestra & Chorale is the premiere symphonic music organization in the Rio Grande Valley. The Mission is to inspire the community by performing the highest quality live symphonic music and supporting the best symphonic music education in the Valley.

Open Source Libraries

Many institutions are releasing their image collections online and into the public-domain. This is good news for artists!

New York Public Library - 180,000 images --including maps, posters, manuscripts, sheet music, drawings, photographs, letters, ancient texts --as high-resolution downloads, available to the public without restriction



NASA Library of Space Sounds--rocket sounds, the chirps of satellites and equipment, lightning on Jupiter, interstellar plasma and radio emissions--all in the public domain and free to use in your art or music.


Music Liaison

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Ricardo Rosales
Pecan Campus Library
(956) 872-6485

Interesting Research in the Field of Music

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Library Art Gallery

The South Texas College Library offers numerous exhibits throughout the semester that are free and open to the public. For a complete listing visit: