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Music Just the Basics: Basic Music Reference Sources
Full-text of Colin Larkin's 10-volume The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th edition. Contains entries covering popular music from the 1900 to the present including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music. Covers popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, music festivals, and biographies.
MGG Online contains the complete contents of the second edition (2008) of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, plus continuous updates, revisions, and additions. MGG Online provides a bilingual English/German interface.
Online version of Richard Taruskin''s five volume print work. Includes all 1.25 million words, 500 images, and 1,800 musical examples from the updated paperback edition. Also provides links to relevant Grove Music Online articles. Please note: Access limited to two simultaneous users.
A gateway to Oxford's music reference publications, offering users the ability to search Grove Music Online together with The Oxford Companion to Music and the Oxford Dictionary of Music, a total collection of more than 70,000 articles on music written and reviewed by subject experts and suitable for musical amateurs, professionals, and scholars alike. Please note: Database restricted to five simultaneous users
Beyond Grove's and Taruskin
Brief but informative biographies can be found in: