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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
Norton/Grove Concise Encyclopedia of Music, REF ML100.N88 1994
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
call number will be “CD##” or “LP##”. CDs and LPs are kept
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
Academic Search Complete: Interdisciplinary index to journals, 8500 full text, majority are scholarly
You can find out if we have a particular journal, and if so where to find it, using Journal Finder. 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.