MSC 242: History and Literature of Music: Biographical Info

Professor Lapp Norris, Spring 2013.

Where Should I Begin?

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

They're also a good source to check for biographical information.

Best starting point:  New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

Not finding anything?  Try Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians.   Try also Biography Index: Past and Present database for journal articles.

For books, a subject search in LVC's catalog will retrieve books with biographical information.


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