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Classical Music on the Web.
http://www.unc.edu/~baker/music.html
Contains links to varied music resources on the Internet, including sites on classical composers, conductors, and performers; opera; publications; and newsgroups and listservs. The site also contains links to other genres and to video and film information.

Music Sources on the Web.
http://www.idbsu.edu/carol/music.htm
Provides a rich list of links to music Web sites of every kind, including strings, chant, jazz, electronic music, and music theory. The site is maintained by a reference librarian at Boise State University.

Sibelius Academy Music Resources.
http://www.siba.fi/Kulttuuripalvelut/music.html
Simple but comprehensive site with links to various music genres (such as jazz, blues, rock, and gospel) and to information on instruments and music theory. The site is consistently updated by the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

Worldwide Internet Music Resources.
http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources A vast list of resources, divided into nine categories that cover musicians, composers, groups, music genres, research, commercial aspects of music, and journals. The site was created and is maintained by the Music Library of Indiana University. 


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Library Resources
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Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. By Theodore Baker. 8th ed. New York: Schirmer, 1992.
Compact biographies of composers and performers with bibliographies of works by and about them. This reference is good for a quick overview of a musician and his or her impact.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music. 10 vols, in progress.  New York: Garland, 1997-.
Covers the music of peoples of the world in regional volumes that offer regional profiles, the social context of music, and in-depth information on the musical traditions of specific nations and ethnic groups.  Includes musical examples in accompanying CDs.

Music Index. Detroit: Information Coordinators, 1949-.
A subject and author index to about 350 music periodicals. International in scope, it covers both musicology and performance journals. This index is somewhat slow in being updated. Available in electronic format.

Music Reference and Research Materials. By Vincent Duckles. 4th ed. rev. New York: Schirmer, 1994.
An annotated guide to the literature of music, including histories, bibliographies, discographies, and reference books. The book is arranged by type of source, with subject, title, and author indexes.

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. 20 vols. London: Macmillan, 1980.
An encyclopedia covering all aspects of music. The articles, written by scholars, are followed by very thorough bibliographies. Several, more specialized Grove encyclopedias cover jazz, musical instruments, and opera.

New Oxford History of Music. 11 vols. to date. New York: Oxford University Press, 1957-.
An excellent chronological exploration of all aspects of music. Each volume covers a different musical period.

The Oxford Dictionary of Music. By Michael Kennedy. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.
Offers brief identifications of musical terms and musicians; a handy place to find dates and other facts.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature. New York: RILM, 1967-.
Offers abstracts of articles, books, dissertations, and other materials in the music field. Available in electronic format.
 

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