Books are shelved in general subject categories using the Library of Congress classification system. Reference books are on the main floor, on the Beck Hall side. General Collection books (the ones you can check out) are on two floors. The following call number areas are on the upper level.
D-F History and Culture
ML Literature of music
MT Musical Instruction and Study
There are a lot of places to look for good information and imagery for your group presentations. Some of it will be on the open web, some in databases or on the library's shelves. The reference collection will be a particularly useful place for reliable background information.
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The Global Music series published by Oxford University Press includes books on musical traditions in various cultures. These are shelved on the upper level and can be checked out.
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