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Library Purchased Reference Sources
Oxford Music Online This link opens in a new window
Contains the full text of he New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd edition, 2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2nd edition, 2002), and more.
Oxford Reference - Performing Arts
Oxford Reference – Performing Arts
Contains the complete texts of Oxford University Press performing art dictionaries and encyclopedias, including companions for music, theater, opera, and dance.
Credo Reference- Music
Many online encyclopedias including the Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World.
ABC-CLIO eBooks Reference Collection This link opens in a new window
Hundreds of online encyclopedias, including over 50 titles on music and popular culture, all formerly part of the Pop Culture Universe Database. Content on popular music, dance, musical theater primarily in the US 20th century. Browse music titles by clicking "Popular Culture" and then "Music & Performing Arts." Example titles includes The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History; Jazz: A Regional Exploration; and Encyclopedia of Punk Music and Culture.
Biography Reference Bank This link opens in a new window
Offers the in-depth, original profiles from the Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides biographical full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.
Biography Reference Center This link opens in a new window
This database offers a collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. Including coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).
Public Score Resources
If we don't have the score you want in the library collection in print, or it's not available from Alexander Street Press Music Reference, try these online free sources.
IMSLP - International Music Score Library Project
Started in 2006, the ultimate goal of the IMSLP is to gather all public domain music scores, in addition to the music scores of all contemporary composers (or their estates) who wish to release them to the public free of charge.
Sheet Music Consortium
Search across multiple digitized sheet music collections including materials from Indiana University, Duke, Johns Hopkins, UCLA, Library of Congress, and others.
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