Music Research Guide: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Locate online and print resources, including key databases, catalogs, Web sites, and bibliographies, as well as search strategies, locations, and a wealth of other information about music at Princeton.
The most comprehensive and authoritative music dictionary available. For best results, use the advanced search option. Now part of Oxford Music Online, which combines the regularly updated full-text of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2d ed., with the New Grove dictionaries of opera and jazz and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
Print version: Reference (SV) ML 100 N48 2001 v.1-29
The classic source for definitions of music terms. "Entries range from one or two words to multiple pages in length, defining or explicating terms for musical styles, instruments, performance marks, concepts, and works." (ALA)
Full-text of over 350 humanities and social science reference books published by Blackwell. Some worthwhile musical coverage here in interdisciplinary encyclopedias and dictionaries. Check out the explore feature--try music under "Key Topics."
Performing Arts List of Titles
The Oxford Companion to the American Musical
The Oxford Companion to American Theatre
The Oxford Dictionary of Dance
The International Encyclopedia of Dance
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music
The Oxford Companion to Music
A Dictionary of Opera Characters
The New Grove Book of Opera Singers
The Grove Book of Operas
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera
Encyclopedia of Popular Music
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre
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