FE104: World Music
Finding Music-Related Sources in the Seay Library (music) and Tutt Library
Use this resource to locate background information on specific types of music (search by the name of the composer if you know it, or by the genre of music). Contains good bibliographies and links to other Internet resources. Provides sources on classical music, ethnomusicology, opera, jazz, and much more. Search by name of country, ethnic group, or tribe; name of musical instrument; genre or music; or composer. Articles from specialist dictionaries such as The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition, are available via a link from the primary article. Grove Music Online is part of the Oxford Music Online database.
The New Grove Dictionary of American Music,
edited by H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie (1986).
Ref. ML101.U6 N48 1986, vs. 1-4 Music Library and Tutt Library
The equivalent of Groves Music for American music. Although Groves Music will have articles on American music, the articles found in Groves American, in spite of its publication date, are often more thorough. Scholarly approach, many illustrations, some bibliographies.
The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, edited by Sadie (1984).
Ref. ML102 .I5 N48 1984, vs. 1-3 Music Library and Tutt Library
An encyclopedia of musical instruments of the world. Although it has a Western emphasis, you will find useful articles here. Scholarly approach, many illustrations, some bibliographies.
Use this resource to gather citations to international journal articles, book reviews, etc, with a broad coverage of music topics. It’s especially strong in the music education field.
For sound recordings, available 24/7, click on these titles on the page opened on the Streamed Music link above: American Song, Contemporary World Music, Database of Recorded American Music, Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound. The Music Library also offers a huge variety of CDs of every genre.
Use this link to find books with scholarly information about the kind of music in which you are interested. Try “keyword” searches first (separated by the word “and” – e.g. “funk and music”) and then click on “Prospector” to automatically repeat your search in all the major libraries in Colorado. You can request these books directly and they will usually come in three or four days.
Use these pages to find print and electronic sources about specific music topics, including popular to classical musics, the business of music, women in music, etc.
Use this page to locate fulltext articles and references to print articles that may or may not be in Tutt Library. Specialized subject indexes like Arts and Humanities Index have many references to scholarly articles.
You can find articles from many scholarly periodicals-music, too! Jstor does not cover the most recent three years of most journals.
These general periodical indexes have some literary criticism and quite a bit of fulltext, but only for articles published since the mid-1980’s.
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, advisory editors, Nettl and Stone (1998-2002).
Ref. ML100 .G16, vs. 1-10. Music Library and Tutt Library
Each volume treats a different region of the world in several articles per volume. A sound CD accompanies each volume. The final volume includes a bibliography, discography, and filmography for each region treated by the preceeding volumes, as well as a glossary covering all volumes. The only printed source of its kind!
List of reference books in the Seay and Tutt Libraries and links to resources on the web.
Handbook of North American Indians, William C. Sturtevant, general editor, (1978-2004).
Ref. E77.H25, several volumes. Tutt Library
This work documents information about North American indigenous peoples, including cultural and physical aspects of the people, language family, history, and prehistory. The series utilizes noted authorities for each topic. The set is illustrated, indexed, and has extensive bibliographies.
Images and information on musical instruments from around the world.
Ethnomusicology Musical Instrument Collection, from the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Division Archives (1998-2004).
“This digital exhibit features photographs of traditional musical instruments from around the world…descriptions of images include instrument name, description, donor, and country of origin. Searchable by instrument type, geographic region, and keyword.”
A librarian’s choice of the best of the Web. Lots of annotated links to other sites.
A page of search engines and subject directories developed by Tutt Library Staff
You’ll find information on how to cite resources in your papers and projects.
Evaluation of Websites
I Found it on the Web – quick introduction to website evaluation, by Tutt librarians.
Evaluating Websites – an excellent examination presented by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Library.
Evaluating Information Found on the Internet – Another useful overview, created by a librarian at the Sheridan Libraries at John Hopkins University.