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* Library-provided resources require your password for off-campus access
Getting Started/Reference Sources
Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, REF ML105.B16 1991
Complete Encyclopedia of Popular Music & Jazz 1900-1950, REF ML102.P66.K55
New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, REF ML100.G8863
New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, REF ML102.R6.R64 1995
Oxford Dictionary of Music, REF ML100.K35 1994
Performing Arts Encyclopedia: Texts, sound recordings, photos, scores, and more from the Library of Congress collections
More dictionaries and encyclopedias related to music are available in the Misenheimer reference room and the Charlotte library.
Sound Recordings and Scores
& LPs: All of our CDs and
many of our LPs are listed in the online catalog. There
will be a “sound recording” designation in the record, and
the call number will be “CD##” or “LP##”. CDs and LPs are
kept behind the front desk and may be listened to in the
music room in the library. CDs may be checked out for one
week. We can try to borrow CDs we don't own via
ProQuest Arts & Humanities Database: Journals in art, history, philosophy, music, literature and more
ProQuest Research Library: Interdisciplinary database of scholarly journals, magazines, trade publications, and news
You can find out if we have a particular journal, and if so where to find it, using Find a Journal. You can request articles in journals we don't own via interlibrary loan.
Pfeiffer's Catalog (no password needed). Books and e-books in both libraries. Music books (non-scores) have call numbers beginning with ML or MT and are located on the main stack level in Misenheimer. Misenheimer books can be sent to Charlotte and vice-versa.
WorldCat: A database of books in libraries everywhere. You can request books we don't own via interlibrary loan.