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Music: Get Started

Provides print and electronic resources for those researching in the field of Music.

Starting places...

For topics in Music...


If you're looking for an overview or background information with suggestions for further reading


try the Grove Music Online (From Oxford Music Online). For more music encyclopedias search here.

If you're looking for books, music scores, or music recordings


search the Library Catalog. Some free music scores of older works can be found at IMSLP and CPDL.

If you're looking for journal articles


start with RILM Abstracts of Music Literature or The Music Index. If your topic involves Christianity or theology try ATLA Religion as well.

If you have a citation and need to find the full article


use Citation Search to search across all full text resources and if needed place an ILLiad request.

If you have questions, or need help


email Professor Eiten

"I hope you find this guide helpful. Don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your research or ask a question."

Keith Eiten

Subject Librarian for Art, Communication, and Music

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