This is an excellent, scholarly alternative to Wikipedia. It allows you to search back-of-the-book indexes and article titles in thousands of reference books owned by Camden-Carroll Library. If it is an e-book you can access it. If it is a print book you can find its call number and then the volume and page numbers for your topic.
Is a unified search interface for several authoritative music reference works.
composer biographies, performer biographies, styles, terms, genres, geographic areas, instruments, acoustics, notation, ancient music, church music, popular music, opera, and jazz
Dates of Coverage:
the most recent editions that are available online
three times annually
Includes: Encyclopedia of Popular Music Grove Music Online The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition The New Grove Dictionary of Opera The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition The Oxford Companion to Music The Oxford Dictionary of Music
Selected E-Book Encyclopedias for Music
Contemporary MusiciansProvides biographical information on important figures in modern musical, covering artists working in all genres of modern music, including rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae. Ceased publication in 2015.
ISBN: 9781573024365 eISBN: 9781573024396
Encyclopedia of Popular Music - 2009This encyclopedia's 30,000 entries cover all genres and periods of popular music from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music. Access limited to 1 user at a time.
ISBN: 9780195313734 eISBN: 9780199726363
Grove Music OnlineIs the world’s premier online music encyclopedia, offering comprehensive coverage of music, musicians, music-making, and music scholarship.
Oxford Companion to Music - 2011Focuses on living composers and their music and includes articles that range from clear, concise definitions of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of musical forms and styles, with specialist coverage of virtually every musical subject.
Oxford Dictionary of Music - 2012Offers broad coverage of a wide range of musical categories spanning many eras, including composers, librettists, singers, orchestras, important ballets and operas, and musical instruments and their history.