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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.


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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