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Music: Research

resources to help students with their Music classes

Find books on the shelves in Thigpen Library

Music books are located in the M section on the second floor of Thigpen Library.

Go to the ML 102 section for encyclopedias on jazz, gospel, opera, popular music, and music genres. In ML 105 you will find encyclopedias on composers and musicians.

The print edition of New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (29 vols) is located at ML 100 .N48 2001.

Search the catalog to discover more resources on the shelves or ask for assistance.

Begin your research with Oxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online includes Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music.

Learn more about your topic with Credo Reference

Credo Reference is a collection of reference eBooks like encyclopedias and dictionaries.

If you are undecided about your topic, use the link below to browse a list of "Music Topics in Credo Reference."

Search on words related to your interests, i.e. guitar, to learn more.

Use library databases to find journal articles

Use these library databases to find full-text articles from scholarly journals.

Find eBooks in the EBSCOhost eBook Collection

Use broad search terms  to find relevant eBooks on your topic.

Examples of broad search terms.

piano

Beethoven

Use quotes to tell the search engine the words belong together

"John Coltrane"

"music therapy"

About this Music guide

This Music guide

  1. directs students to credible resources for their Music Appreciation class assignments;
  2. provides links to library databases and commercial websites where students can listen to and/or watch musical performances.