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MUS 781 Introduction to Music Bibliography

The purpose of this guide is to organize the most relevant USD Library resources for participants in MUS 781.

Introduction

Reference works can save you a lot of time. They have done the work of compiling information about a person or topic for you and can help you frame your research question. They also have useful bibliographies that can jump start your research process.

What's on this page?

> Guides to Reference Materials and Research

> Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

> Biographical Information

> Biography of Contemporary Composers

> Histories

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online is a fully indexed, cross-searchable database of about 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

Searches sources such as:
Encyclopedia of Popular Music,
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music,
The Oxford Companion to Music 
and many more resources all together!

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