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Key Reference Sources
Oxford Music Online
The best place to start your music research. This resource includes the essential Grove music dictionaries. The articles in Grove are scholarly, signed articles which provide a wealth of information about composers, performers, regions, musical forms and genres, and terminology. The entries feature comprehensive bibliographies as well as works lists for each composer that specify where the music can be found in scholarly editions of composers' works. .
Oxford Bibliographies: Music
Search peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies in music
Music Online: The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
Search for encyclopedic entries on topics related to world music
Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Covers popular music from 1900 to the present, including folk, blues, world music, rock, heavy metal, techno, reggae, and hip hop.
Doctoral Dissertations in Music
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Search dissertations and theses from colleges and universities around the world from 1743 to present. Full text theses from 1997-present
Search for full-text publications and theses from faculty, students, and the greater Duke research community
Translations of Texts
Search for transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts