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Music Library Guide: Reference material

a library guide for Music & Dance students

Reference books on the shelf

Encyclopedias on the shelf

Electronic Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Oxford Music Online  includes:

  • Grove Music Online - the online edition of the definitive reference work on all aspects of music.
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Music.
  • The Oxford Companion to Music.

Grove Music Online is the leading online resource for music research ... offering the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), as well as numerous subsequent updates and emendations... Grove Music Online is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music.

The Oxford Companion to Music (2002) and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition (revised 2006),supplement Grove's more-extensive coverage with content geared toward undergraduates and general users.