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.
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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