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Begin your research by seeking some general background information about your topic using reference resources. Some reference resources will be available in print at the library. Other reference resources are available electronically. This page will guide you with both types of reference resources.
Online Reference Resources
Begin your research by seeking some general background information about your topic using reference resources.
Specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries on the arts include: American Folk Songs: a Regional Encyclopedia, 2008 ; Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 2001 ; Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians since 1990, 2004 ; Music in the Middle Ages: a Reference Guide, 2008 ; Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century, 2009.