Music information resources: Background information



  • The concise Oxford dictionary of opera [print]
  • Dictionary of opera [print]
  • A Dictionary of opera characters [print]
  • International dictionary of opera [print]
  • The New Grove dictionary of opera [print]

Music (general)

  • The concise Oxford dictionary of music [print or online]
  • The Harvard dictionary of music [print]
  • The language of twentieth century music: a dictionary of terms [print]
  • Music abbreviations: a reverse dictionary [print].
  • Musical terms, symbols and theory: an illustrated dictionary [print]
  • Oxford dictionary of music [print or online]

Bibliographies and guides to music research

  • American music librarianship: a research and information guide [print]
  • Canadian music and music education: an annotated bibliography of theses and dissertations [print]
  • Ethnomusicology: a guide to research [print or online]
  • Information sources in music [print]
  • Music in Canada: a research and information guide [print]
  • Sourcebook for research in music [print or online]
  • Women in music: an encyclopedic biobibliography [print]

Biographical dictionaries

  • Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians [print or online]
  • Baker's biographical dictionary of twentieth-century classical musicians [print]
  • Contemporary composers on contemporary music [print]
  • Grove book of opera singers [print]
  • A guide to 20th-century composers [print]
  • From convent to concert hall: a guide to women composers [print]
  • The Harvard biographical dictionary of music [print]
  • International encyclopedia of women composers [print]
  • The world of twentieth-century music [print]

Encyclopedias and music guides

  • The complete companion to 20th century music [print]
  • The concise Garland encyclopedia of world music [print]
  • Encyclopedia of music in Canada [print]
  • Grove book of operas [print or online]
  • The new Grove dictionary of jazz [print]
  • The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians [print]
  • The new Grove dictionary of musical instruments [print]
  • The Oxford companion to music [print or online]

Guides to recorded music

  • The Blackwell guide to recorded contemporary music [print]
  • The Penguin guide to jazz on CD [print]
  • The Penguin guide to recorded classical music [print]