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Arts and Entertainment Technologies

Music and Sound

Music and Sound Resources

Library databases allow you to search for different types of resources (scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers) all at once. The resources on this page represent a starting point for your research. Many game and app development projects are interdisciplinary and will require you to look for resources in other subject areas. Use the guides list to see recommended resources in other subject areas. 

Research Tips

Searching for Books


As AET students, your research will likely require books on a range of subjects. The library catalog searches across collections at all of the different library locations.  The UT Libraries have print and electronic books for your use. You can search in the library catalog for both types of books. 


Ways to search: 


Subject – Searching by subject allows you to retrieve all of the items in the catalog that contain a certain subject heading or "tag" 


​Sound -- Recording and Producing

Video Game Music--History and Criticism


Author – Search by author's name (last name, first name) to see all of the works we have published by a specific individual 


Title – If you already know the name of a book, this is a quick way to check if the library has a copy. 


Keyword – If you have a topic or research interest in mind, you can search for the main terms or keywords to see the scope of what is in our collection.  


  • Video game music

  • Sound recording

  • Music Production


Library Catalog Features

Find it in the Catalog – 

Pick It Up – Allows you to request items be sent to the library that is most convenient for you. 


Get a Scan – Allows you to request an electronic scan of a book chapter or article. 


Need more assistance on searching for books? Check out these guides: 

Are we missing a specific title you need? You can request items to use from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.

Find a Journal

Search for print and electronic journals. Enter the title of the journal into either search box to see if the UT Libraries has a subscription. If you don't find the journal in print, try entering the title in the e-journal search box. 

Still not finding what you need? Request an article through Interlibrary Loan.

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