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How to Use This Guide: This guide includes print and electronic resources available at Pitt, and selected Internet resources. The Home page includes General Music Career Resources and resources on Marketing for Musicians, Music Publishing/Licensing, Artist Management, and Audio Engineering, Music Production and Music Technology. The rest of the resources are divided into Graduate Study and Job Searches, Careers in Performance, Careers in Music Education, Careers in Composition, and Music Business/Finances and Industry. All books listed in this guide are held in Pitt's Finney Music Library unless otherwise noted.

 

This Libguide was created by Jakilah Mason as part of her participation in the Association of Research Libraries/Music Library Association Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, and as a participant in the Pitt Partners program.

Artist Management

Theodore M. Finney Music Library

The Theodore M. Finney Music Library contains a general music research collection as well as several collections of important musical materials. Collections include: Early American hymnals and tunebooks, volumes of sheet music with regional significance, seventeenth and eighteenth century prints of English sacred and secular works, and music belonging to the late William Steinberg and Fidelis Zitterbart. The library's holdings include approximately 65,000 music scores and books, 25,000 sound recordings, 1,500 microforms, and 150 journals..

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Music Publishing and Licensing

Ways to Borrow

Get It! offers delivery of items that are not checked out to a library location that is most convenient for you!  Get it! lets everyone request delivery of books from any ULS library, ULS Storage, and regional campuses.

After finding a book, click on the Get It! symbol in the catalog record, and fill out the form. Log in using your University Computing Account (email) username and password.

To use Get it!

  1. Find the not checked out item in PITTCat+ you want
  2. Click through to PITTCat Classic
  3. Click the Get it! link in the record
  4. Log in and follow the on-screen instructions to request your item

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Watch this Video: Using Get it! to Request Items from Storage

If Pitt Libraries don't have the books you need, you can use E-ZBorrow to request the items from other academic libraries.  Borrow an item from one of 70+ other regional libraries -- fast! You will need your Pitt ID number (starts with 2P) to use E-ZBorrow.

  • Pick up and return the items at any ULS Library. Items are generally delivered within 4-7 days
  • You will be notified via email when the book is available for pickup
  • E-ZBorrow items are checked out for six weeks with one six week renewal
  • Overdue fines are .25 per day/per item
  • The E-ZBorrow system handles requests for books. If you need a photocopy of an article, please request it through ILL (Interlibrary Loan) 
  • Your Patron ID No. is the number on your PITT ID

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If you cannot find the materials you need from Get It! or E-Z Borrow, try Interlibrary Loan (ILL)!  You can order books or articles through this service, that will again be delivered to you for free.

ILL services are available to Pitt students, staff and faculty with a valid Pitt ID and Pitt computing account

• Articles usually arrive within 4 days and will be downloadable from your list of requests 
• Loans usually arrive within 2 weeks and will be visible from your account in PITTcat once they arrive
• Loan periods and renewals vary depending on the lending institution
• Loans can be picked up and returned at any ULS library
• Overdue fines are $1 per day per item, with no grace period
• A one-time user registration is required before making an ILL request.  You will not need to re-enter personal information every time you make a request
 
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