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Reference sources give you succinct overviews of your topic, explain scholarly arguments, point out interesting questions, and refer you to especially key sources.
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- Library Toolbar includes links to catalogs, ILLiad, Refworks, webmail, Research by Subject, and more!
- Music Toolbar includes links to Naxos, Oxford Music Online, RILM, Jstor, catalogs, and more!
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Oxford Music Online
Note: To use this resource off campus, please click here.
With Grove Music Online as its cornerstone, Oxford Music Online also contains The Oxford Companion to Music (2002), which offers thousands of articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works; and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition (revised 2006), which supplements Grove's more extensive articles.
Music Course Research Guide
Links to library research guides created for specific courses.
Arts@Collins Blog - News, resources, and search tools for faculty and students interested in art, music, and threatre arts in Puget Sound.
Collins Unbound - The library's official blog
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Images from Artstor
In ARTstor there are images that depict music scores, composers, performers, and instruments throughout music history. Of note are the images of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts from the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford and Princeton University Library.
Learn more about ARTstor collections (pdf handout) relevant to music history.