Hymnary.org: A Comprehensive Index of Hymns and Hymnals
The Oxford Companion to Music
The Harvard Dictionary of Music
The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music
The Grove Book of Operas
A Dictionary of Opera Characters
Mobile Apps & Websites
Useful Web Sites
American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
American Musicological Society (AMS)
ASCAP: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Good Ear (online ear training tool)
Great Performances (PBS)
MENC: The National Association for Music Education (see Moodle for login information)
Musicards (online music theory flash cards)
Musictheory.net (tools for learning basic music theory)
Performing Arts Encyclopedia (Library of Congress)
Petrucci Music Library/ IMSLP
The Christian West and its Singers: the First Thousand Years/ Christopher Page
The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824/ Harvey Sachs
Music and Sentiment/ Charles Rosen
eBooks from EBSCOhost
Timpani Tone and the Interpretation of Baroque and Classical Music/ Steven L. Schweizer
Form, Program, and Metaphor in the Music of Berlioz/ Stephen Rodgers
Music History I: MUHL 351
Tips for Searching for Books in the Library Catalog
1. Search the Library Catalog for books on your subject. Library of Congress Subject Headings, called "Subjects" in the catalog, can help you search more precisely.
- The subject heading "Music -- To 500 -- History and Criticism" should direct you to books about ancient music.
- The subject heading "Jews -- Music -- History and Criticism" should direct you to books about the history of Jewish music.
- The subject heading "Church music -- To 500" should direct you to books about early Christian music.
2. You may find books relevant to your topic in several different subject areas, such as history and music. When you find a book on the shelf, make sure you browse the area in which it was found. Often books on the same topic or subject area will be shelved together.