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Welcome to the research guide for Music

If you'd like assistance with research in music, or help finding books, CDs, scores, DVDs, articles, and online resources, please contact me-- I love questions!

This guide is a work in progress, and I welcome your suggestions to improve it. 


Oxford Music Online

The most authoritative and extensive encyclopedia for music is Grove Music Online, now available through Oxford Music Online. Gateway to Grove Music Online and other Oxford music reference works, with more than 20,000 subject entries and 30,000 biographies, covering all genres of music.

Featured Library Resources for Music

Music Encyclopedia

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

A comprehensive encyclopedia devoted to music of all the world's peoples. Available via the Boston Public Library; first-time users must register online with the BPL for an eCard, which is good for two years.

Your Librarian

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Carol Lubkowski
Office: Music Library, Jewett Art Center
Phone: 781-283-2076
Subjects: Music

Student Library Research Awards

2021 submissions are open!


These awards were created to reward students who take the time to develop a thoughtful, methodical, and scholarly approach to the research needed for their papers and projects, as well as to encourage students to develop good research techniques.

Find out more at the Student Library Research Awards site