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Music Research: Finding Background Information

A guide to finding information about music!

Suggested Sources

Grove Music Online with access to search The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music.  The authoritative resource for music research with over 51,000 articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars charting the diverse history and cultures of music around the globe

Credo Reference provides background information and other reference materials.  It also provides links to other relevant databases from our library.  You can also find a list of references used by the authors of the reference sources that can help you find other relevant information outside of Credo.  The link is set up for the general heading of music but go to the search box at the top of the screen and type in your terms to get to your topic.

Coordinator of Reference Services

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Karen Nichols
GL 105C
Mary & John Gray Library