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* Music: Background Information

Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library

The Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library houses collections and services for art, arts administration, dance, music, photography, and theatre and is the home of the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music.
The Library houses over 142,000 books, scores, and bound periodicals, and over 30,000 audiovisual materials on music, visual art, and theatre.

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Grove Music Online

Grove Music
Grove Music Online
is part of Oxford Music Online and includes the following:

  • The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Opera 
  • The Norton Grove Dictionary of Women Composers 
  • The Grove Dictionary of American Music,
  • The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, print

Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG) , print

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Baker's Dictionary of Music

Oxford History of Western Music, Print

Oxford History of Western Music, Online

Oxford History of Western Music Online contains the full text from the Oxford History of Western Music with notes, bibliographies and further readings for all chapters. Links in the online version connect to relevant entries in Grove Music Online.

Cambridge Companions

In addition to over 30 volumes devoted to individual composers, this series covers musical periods, genres, and instruments. Below are just a few of the titles in the Cambridge Companion series: