Selected Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Baker's dictionary of music
HQBrown Reference ML100 .S635 1997
Oxford dictionary of music
HQBrown Reference ML100 .K35 1985
Grove's dictionary of music and musicians
HQBrown Reference ML100 .G885 1954
Collins music encyclopedia
HQBrown Reference ML100 .W48 1976
The Garland encyclopedia of world music
HQBrown Reference ML100 .G16 1998
The world of music; an illustrated encyclopedia
HQBrown Reference ML100 .S25 1963
The international cyclopedia of music and musicians
HQBrown Reference ML100 .T47
The complete encyclopedia of popular music and jazz
HQBrown Reference ML102 .P66 K55
Encyclopedia of rock
HQBrown Reference ML102 .P66 E553 1988
Online Reference Resources
An online reference library that provides access to reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, books of quotations, as well as a range of subject-specific titles.
Naxos Music Library
Includes more than 5,500 CDs from five genres: classical music, contemporary jazz, world/folk music, new age, and Chinese music.
EBSCO eBook Collection [off-campus]
Electronic books (e-books) with an imprint earlier than 2005 on many academic subjects. This collection was formerly known as NetLibrary.
Grove Music Online (via Oxford Music Online)
The complete text of the 2nd edition of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The new Grove Dictionary of Opera, and the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Grove Music Online is also cross-searchable with the new Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
Indexes/Abstracts & Online Databases
HQBrown Reference ML111 .M75
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance [off-campus]
Index and abstracts for publications on all aspects of theatre and performance.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature [off-campus]
Index and abstracts of articles, books, dissertations, conferences, and other literature on music.
Academic Search Complete [off-campus]
Index, abstracts, and full text for many scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study.
Arts and Humanities Citation Index (ISI Web of Science)
Index and cited references for articles in the arts and humanities.
Selected Web Resources
Music Library Association
Professional organization in the United States devoted to music librarianship and all aspects of music materials in libraries
Guide to Copyright for Music Librarians
Pronouncing dictionary of music librarians
This dictionary provides some help in the form of pronunciations by a phonetic system devised by E. Douglas Brown of the staff of WOI Radio at Iowa State University.
The oldest producer of free ebooks on the Internet., including some books on music
Sheet Music Consortium
Libraries working toward the goal of building an open collection of digitized sheet music using the Open Archives Initiative:Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI:PMH).