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Music Research Guide: Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

This research guide features resources and strategies for finding information and conducting research related to Music.

MUSIC DICTIONARIES

MUSIC ENCYCLOPEDIAS

MUSIC REFERENCE DATABASES

Credo Reference

Credo contains content from hundreds of reference books covering every major subject including music. This is a good place to research composers and types or time periods of music. Credo will provide links to numerous reference books on any chosen topic. It may also link out to journal articles found in the library's many databases. Use it as a starting point to provide basic background information.

 Cambridge Core: Music

Cambridge Companions to Music provide clear and accessible information on composers, instruments or musical topics, written with the student, the performer and the music lover in mind. Each volume provides a carefully structured series of specially-commissioned essays by leading authorities offering comprehensive reference material.

EXAMPLES OF INDIVIDUAL COMPOSER GUIDES