It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
by Fred Guyette
Last Updated May 25, 2022
50 views this year
Important Research Guides from Other Libraries
The following guides have been selected as some of the best in the nation for research advice and support. Although the Thrift Library will not have the same resources, most books, articles, and media can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan.
Your best place to start!
Also available as part of Oxford Music Online.
The Harvard Dictionary of Music by Don Michael Randel (Editor)Includes entries on all the styles and forms in Western music; comprehensive articles on the music of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Near East; descriptions of instruments enriched by historical background; and articles that reflect today's beat, including popular music, jazz, and rock.
The Grove dictionary of American music / edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett.The articles of the dictionary range from small definitions of dance styles and musical terms to mid-length biographies of important performers, composers, and music patrons, to longer examinations of larger subjects such as the history of jazz, musical instruments, music education in the US and the American history of the orchestra.
Naxos Music Library [NML] offers streaming access to more than 150,000 CDs and 2.5 million tracks.
The library offers the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues plus the complete catalogues or selected titles from over 650 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month. Classic pop and rock music as well as Chinese orchestral music are also represented.
Need help using Naxos? Click HERE
Covers every aspect of classical and popular music. In addition to 170 full-text journals and indexing to 600 journals, it includes reviews of performances as well as reviews of sound recordings and videos.
The Journal of Music History Pedagogy is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed, open-access, on-line journal dedicated to the publication of original articles and reviews related to teaching music history of all levels (undergraduate, graduate, or general studies) and disciplines (western, non-western, concert and popular musics). The JMHP holds no single viewpoint on what constitutes good teaching and endorses all types of scholarship on music history pedagogy that are well-researched, objective, and challenging. The JMHP is a publication of the Pedagogy Study Group of the American Musicological Society; it is indexed in RILM andDOAJ.
Also includes browsing by Instrument Classifications, Composers, Symbol Charts, and an Appendix with music fundamentals, music history, and performance practice.
Award-winning, pioneering designers, developers, publishers and distributors of world-class, accredited courses, training programs and services used in-classroom, online or blended environments in over 1500 colleges and universities in the USA and abroad since 1999.