Information about musical works, musicians, & music history

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Reference books such as encyclopedias are good starting points in the research process.  They provide general information such as historical background, key events, core concepts, and major theories.


Online Reference Resources

Music & Performing Arts reference eBooks found on Credo

Print Reference Books found in the Learning Commons

Print Books in the Learning Commons

Selected Print Books on Music and the Performing arts found in the Learning Commons. 
Find these books by using the call number listed. To find more titles search the library's catalog using keywords such as: jazz, opera, etc.


Access & read eBooks from a computer or mobile device connected to the Internet. Some titles are available for download. Other ebooks allow sections to be printed or saved as a PDF.