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                  Print = Misenheimer Print    Charlotte Print = Charlotte Print    Library-supplied online resource = Online (Library-Provided)*   WWW Resource = Online (Internet Resource)
* Library-provided resources require your password for off-campus access

Getting Started/Reference Sources

                  Print Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, REF ML105.B16 1991
Misenheimer Print Complete Encyclopedia of Popular Music & Jazz 1900-1950, REF ML102.P66.K55
Misenheimer Print New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, REF ML100.G8863
Misenheimer Print New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, REF ML102.R6.R64 1995
                  Print Oxford Dictionary of Music, REF ML100.K35 1994
WWW ResourcePerforming 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

Misenheimer Print CDs & 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 Interlibrary Loan.

                  Print Scores: We have thousands of printed scores, which can be found using the online catalog. If the call number starts with only M, the item is a score; if it starts with ML, it is not a score. The latest edition of the Norton Scores is kept behind the front desk. If our library does not have the score you need we can usually get it through interlibrary loan, but it may take several weeks.

Journal Articles

Library-supplied online resource ProQuest Arts & Humanities Database: Journals in art, history, philosophy, music, literature and more

Library-supplied online resource 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.


Library-supplied online resource 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.

Library-supplied online resource WorldCat: A database of books in libraries everywhere. You can request books we don't own via interlibrary loan.

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