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Music Research: Reference

Learn how to look for music in our collection, find music articles, access streaming audio databases, answer music copyright questions and more!!!


Use music dictionaries for a quick lookup of terms.

The music library owns many specialized dictionaries in the music reference collection, call number range MREF ML 100-109


These tools offer more complete definitions, in depth information, and will lead to other resources

Many other music encyclopeias can be found in the music reference collection  MREF ML 100 - 105

Biographical resources

For more in depth biographical informtiaon, you will need to look for other more complete sources in our book collection.

Music Analysis

Be sure to also look in the music periodical indexes listed in the Articles tab.

Subject Guide

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Joy Doan
Music Instruction & Research Librarian
212 Deering
(847) 467-5828