Music

Background Information

More books about music can be found on the fourth floor, in section M.

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music Online only
Encyclopedia of Popular Music REF ML 102. P 66 G 84 2006
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music REF ML 100. G 16 1998
Grove Book of Operas Online only
Grove Music Online Online only
Harvard Dictionary of Music REF ML 100. A 64 2003
Music Research: A Handbook REF ML113 .S28 2009
Music Since 1900 REF ML 197. S 634 2001
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians REF ML 100. N 48 2001
Oxford Companion to Music REF ML 100. S 37 2003
Oxford History of Western Music REF ML 160. T 18 2005
Penguin Companion to Classical Music REF ML 100. G 84 2005
Performance Practice: A Dictionary-guide for Musicians REF ML 100. J 29 2005
Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll REF ML 102. R 6 R 64 2001

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier

This multidisciplinary database is a great place to find articles about classical and popular musicians and composers, album reviews, music criticism, and more.

International Index to Music Periodicals

This index can be used to locate articles in a wide variety of music topics, from composition to performance.

JSTOR

This journal archive contains articles on all topics in the humanities, and can be used to locate high quality information about music, musicians, and composers.

Project Muse

Project Muse is an archive of humanities journals, and can be used to locate critical information about music.

National Jukebox

Created by the Library of Congress, this collection of thousands of historical recordings includes performances by Caruso and Jolson, ethnic recordings, blues, musical theater, opera, yodeling, and much more.

Naxos Music Library

Classical music, six other genres including jazz, blues, World, and Chinese music. All new releases added monthly. CD quality sound and/or near-CD quality, and FM quality.

Classical Scores Library

This database contains more than 20,000 scores, all searchable by composer, genre, instrument, time period, and more.

Web Resources

AllMusic.com

This online encyclopedia contains biographies and discographies for popular and musicians, composers, and more.

History of Opera Theater

Covers the history and tradition of opera theater.

Internet Resources in Music (UCSB Libraries)

Collected and maintained by librarians, this site offers links to music associations, biographies, copyright information, information about musical genres and instruments, and much more.

MENC: The National Association for Music Education

This organization not only contains information about music education, but also lists job and professional development opportunities.

MusicTheory.net

This site contains definitions of technical music terms (scales, time signatures, and so on), with tutorials. Available in multiple languages.

MusRef

MusRef is a site devoted to music and dance bibliography and reference.

Mutopia Project

This volunteer-run project offers access to hundreds of copies of royalty-free sheet music.

OperaGlass

This site contains information on nearly 5,000 opera composers and more than 25,000 operas. The information includes libretti, source texts, synopses, performance histories and more. This site can also be used to find operas for six or fewer singers.

Performing Arts Encyclopedia

Created by the Library of Congress, this site is more than an online encyclopedia. It regularly features images and items from the Library's historical collections.

Petrucci Music Library

The Petrucci Music Library has posted digital copies of public domain music scores. Browse or search by composer or title.