Music Education: Background Info

Information resources for music education.

Where Should I Begin?

Reference sources provide a quick and effective way of locating factual or essential background information. 

Reference resources include encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and statistical sources; they are excellent starting points for research. 

Best starting point:  Music Online Reference.

Music Online Reference is a collection of over 169 full-text music reference sources.  These 169 full-text resources focus on African-American music, classical music, and world music.  

Next source to check:  Oxford Music Online: a collection of several full-text reference sources dealing with music.

 

Supplement these full-text resources with print reference resources, found in Bishop Library, and listed in the center box. REF call numbers point to print sources found in Bishop Library. 

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Note:  ALL of the reference resources below can be searched with two searches--one in Music Online Reference, the other in Oxford Music Online.