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Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
A one-stop source for finding music-related information, from definitions of terms to in-depth articles on scholarly topics. Covers classical music, opera, jazz, and popular music. Includes resources for further reading. Most in-depth articles are written and signed by leading scholars. An authoritative source and the best place to start one's research.
Offers access to a broad array of full-text scores and reference resources, as well as streaming audio and video, in classical music, dance, opera, jazz, popular music, and world music. All time periods.
One volume dictionary of musical terms. Useful for finding concise definitions. Does not include information on composers.
A comprehensive English language source for information about world music and the field of ethnomusicology. Organized by geographical region. A print edition of this multi-volume encyclopedia is available at the University of Arizona Fine Arts Library.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
It consists of a fully searchable and browsable collection of authoritative references, including Britannica's latest article database, hundreds of articles not found in the print Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Tenth Edition), the Britannica Book of the Year thousands of links to other World Wide Web sites selected by Britannica editors.
A Dictionary of Musical Themes
A thematic catalog. Contains 10,000 themes from the classical repertoire. Arranged by composer. Includes a title index.
Explains words and terms found in musical scores, books about music, web sites on music, notes on CDs or in concert programmes. Includes a composers dictionary .
Terminorum musicae index septem linguis redactus = Polyglottes WÃ¶rterbuch der musikalischen Terminologie = Polyglot dictionary of musical terms
Terms in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, and Russian
Comprehensive and scholarly German language encyclopedia. New edition. Older edition at Music Reference ML 100.M92. Numerous volumes.
Research Guides & Bibliographies
Music Reference and Research Materials: An Annotated Bibliography
This comprehensive research guide provides descriptions of dictionaries, thematic catalogs, discographies and other print or electronic resources. A very useful tool for finding more specific reference works in all genres of music, with a heavy emphasis on Western art music.
Also at ML113 .C68 2005 Fine Arts Reference.
Selective guide to music reference and research materials.
Music analyses : an annotated guide to the literature
Includes English language analytical sources dealing with music of all periods
Reader's Guide to Music: History, Theory, Criticism.
Consists of a series of essays that describe and evaluate the critical monographic literature in English on a wide variety of topics in music.
Research In Music Education
Introduces graduate students to basic concepts of research with the intent of developing skills for critical analysis.
HIistories & Chronologies
A History of Western Music
Music Ref. ML 160 G872 2001. The standard music history text, edited by Donald Jay Grout and Claude V. Palisca, now in it's 6th edition.
Music ReferenceML160 .T18 2005 6 volumes. Scholarly, in-depth and comprehensive mulit-volume set.
Music Ref. ML 161.M16. Day by day listing of events in classical music.
Music Ref. ML 161 .H227 2 vols.
Timelines of Composers
This list presents some 1100 composers arranged into a timeline based purely on their date of birth. For convenience sake, the list has been divided into nine sections with general, and somewhat arbitrary, descriptive headings.
World Chronology of Music History
usic Ref. ML 161 .E4 6 vols
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