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Guide for finding and researching music at Oregon State University Library

Music Reference - Online

Music Dictionaries

Music Biographies

Search the catalog under the subject "Musicians - Biography" or "Composers - Biography" or by the name of an individual musician or composer for books about them.

Music Encyclopedias

In addition to the following, the library also has specialized encyclopedias covering folk, popular, country, jazz, rock, and musical theater. Search the catalog using these as keywords with "encyclopedias."

Music Handbooks, Directories and Indexes

Music Lyrics & Translations