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Guide to library materials for music research

Citing in Chicago Style


Welcome to the music research guide. These short pages of tips and links will help you get started on your research in music. For more in-depth information, check out our library's books on researching and writing about music. For individual assistance, please contact the library liaison for music, Kirk Doran.

NEW! DRAM Music Online

New!  Our newest streaming audio database, DRAM Music Online, is an excellent complement to Naxos. DRAM includes a diverse collection of American music from the New World Records and CRI labels, as well as other unique and important recordings neglected by the commercial marketplace. Genres include folk, opera, Native American, jazz, 19th to 21st century classical, early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond.

Oxford Music Online: the definitive starting point for music research

Subject Guide

Kirk Doran