Music: Beginning Your Research

Music Research Portal

Introduction to this Phase

  • The New Grove Dictionary of Music (part of Oxford Music Online) is the place to start any music research. Although it is called a dictionary, it is more like an encyclopedia and features articles not only on individual composers, but also musical terms and concepts.
  • If you are researching a particular composer, the article will include a list of works and editions.
  • Every article also includes a bibliography that could be a place for you to start as you delve deeper into the topic.


Beginning Your Research: Music Encyclopedias, Dictionaries

Music Librarian

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Lisa Chaufty
School of Music
1375 E. Presidents Circle
McKay Music Library,
Room 100
Subjects: Music
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