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Subject Guides


  • Baker's Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians
    Call Number: ML 105 S612 1997
  • Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music
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  • Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre
    Call Number: ML 102 M88 G3 2001
  • Encyclopedia of Popular Music
    Call Number: ML 102 P66 G84 1998
  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
    Call Number: ML 100 G16
  • History of Musical Instruments
    Call Number: ML 410 B4 S27
  • International Encyclopedia of Women Composers
    Call Number: ML 105 C7
  • New Grove Dictionary of Jazz
    Call Number: ML 102 J3 N48 2002
  • New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
    Call Number: ML 100 N48 2001
  • New Oxford History of Music
    Call Number: ML 160 N44
  • Oxford Companion to Music
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Classical Music Library
Access: network restricted
Coverage: varies
Content: Classical music collection containing over 35,000 recordings of music including vocal and choral, instrumental, stage and screen, orchestral, chamber, and opera. Supplementary material includes program notes and composer biographies.

DRAM Online
Access: network restricted
Coverage: varies
Content: The DRAM collection provides streaming access to American and International Art music that has been neglected by the commercial marketplace. It includes music from New World Records and CRI labels, as well as independent labels and archives, with a wide range of genres including folk, opera, Native American, jazz, 19th century classical, early rock, musical theater, contemporary, and electronic music.

Fine Arts and Music Collection
Access: InfoTrac, network restricted
Coverage: 1980-present
Content: Collection of 200 full-text periodicals covers different types of art and expression. It provides broad coverage of the arts from music and music theory to drama and the performing arts. It also provides content in the visual arts and art history.

Project Muse
Access: Network restricted
Coverage: varies (most titles cover the previous 2-5 years)
Content: Full-text Music titles include: Asian Music, Computer Music Journal, Early Music, Latin American Music Review, Notes, The Opera Quarterly, Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture, and more.

  • DOAJ Music(Directory of Open Access Journals: 30 full-text titles in the area of Music.)
  • Historic American Sheet Music Project Provides access to digital images of 3042 pieces from the collection, published in the United States between 1850 and 1920.
  • Music Resources on the Internet(megasite of music links, graphics, organizations, and publications focusing mainly on jazz and classical)
  • Performing Arts Encyclopedia (Encyclopedia for music resources from the Library of Congress. This guide include sheet music, recordings, Web exhibits, photographs and more.)
  • Playbill(Comprehensive information on Broadway and Off-Broadway shows and news.)
  • WWW Sites of Interest to Musicologists(links to jobs, societies and organizations, musical genres, education, therapy, and more, from the American Musicological Society.)

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