Disciplines & Professions: Music
Academic Infos Music Gateway
Musical history site contains a thorough list of university music libraries as well as annotated links to sites—many of which are multimedia—in Academic Info's digital library.
Open Directory's Music Directory
Music-related links run the gamut from history and research to humor and shopping information. Categories are clearly labeled as to their content.
Society for Music Theory
Contains a variety of electronic resources for music theory and includes numerous links to other resources.
UCC Resources for Study and Research in Music
Huge list of music links is divided and organized by period, traditional and popular, and genre and thematic categories. Also includes technology, music therapy, educational, and music industry sites.
Worldwide Internet Music Resources
Indiana University School of Music Web site offers useful links to students or others looking for material with an academic, rather than fan's, approach.
Yahoo!'s Music Directory
Emphasis is on current releases, popular music, and music industry related information. Directs you to long lists of sites with downloads and collections of audio files.
Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (Oxford)
Electronic version of the print dictionary. Entries for musicians include bibliographies and works. Entries for works include a bibliography. Expansive geographical and historical coverage.
MusicLiterature (RILM, available through OCLC FirstSearch)
Indexes sources from more than 500 scholarly journals. Includes articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, conference proceedings, discographies and more. Most entries include abstracts. Over 200,000 records from 1969 to present.
Broughton, Simon, Mark Ellingham, and Richard Trillo, eds. World Music. 2 vols. London: Rough Guides, 1999.
First volume covers music from Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Volume 2 covers music from the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. Provides a general background on each country's music styles. Includes a discography of compilations and artists from each nation.
Duckles, Vincent, and Ida Reed. Music Reference and Research Materials: An Annotated Bibliography. 5th ed. New York: Schirmer, 1997.
Provides annotated descriptions of sources on music. Arranged by type of reference work.
Eisler, Paul E., ed. World Chronology of Music History. 6 vols. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana, 1973.
Chronological survey of music history. Covers 4,000 B.C. to the 18th century. A name index is provided in volume 4 and covers the first 3 volumes.
Larkin, Colin, ed. The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music. 6 vols. New York: Stockton, 1995.
Articles on titles, composers, musicians, record labels and more. Includes discographies where appropriate. Organized alphabetically. Provides a cumulative index in volume six.
Music Article Guide. Philadelphia, PA: Information Services, 1986-.
Annotated guide to articles in more than 250 American music periodicals and journals. Designed for an audience of music educators.
The Music Index. Warren, MI: Harmonie Park, 1949-.
Entries arranged by subject and author. Indexes reviews of books, songs, performances, records and more. Covers more than 400 journals.
Pruett, James, and Thomas Slavens. Research Guide to Musicology. Chicago: ALA, 1985.
Provides a general survey of the music field followed by an annotated list of reference sources. Includes a cumulative index. Entries are arranged by type of reference work.
Randel, Don Michael, ed. The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1996.
Mainly provides entries on the history of American concert music. Includes some information on jazz and popular music. Entries appear alphabetically.
Sadie, Julie Ann, and Rhian Samuel, eds. The Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers. New York: Norton, 1995.
An alphabetical list of articles on women composers. Includes a summary of life and works, and a bibliography of suggestions for further reading. A name index is provided.
Sadie, Stanely, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. 29 vols. New York: Grove's Dictionaries, 2001.
Alphabetical list of articles on musicians and works. Entries for musicians include bibliographies and works. Entries for works include a bibliography. Expansive geographical and historical coverage. Cumulative index provided.