Classical Music on the Web.
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.
Sources on the Web.
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.
Academy Music Resources.
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
Internet 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.
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.
Encyclopedia of World Music. 10 vols, in progress. New York:
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.
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.
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.
Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. 20 vols. London: Macmillan,
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.
Oxford History of Music. 11 vols. to date. New York: Oxford University
An excellent chronological exploration of all aspects of music. Each
volume covers a different musical period.
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.
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.