Subject Guide - Music


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

Credo Reference
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.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
Online encyclopedia devoted to music research of all the world's peoples.

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


Music Index 
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

Project Gutenburg
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).