Music resources available through K-State Libraries

Library Research Guide

Online Encyclopedias

Use music encyclopedias to find background information on musicians, instruments, styles of music, and much more. They are a great place to start your research. The entries in scholarly encyclopedias offer an overview of the topic, provide dates, list the pieces a musician composed, and include additional citations for expanding your research.

Histories and Research Leads

Cultural Leads

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More Online Encyclopedias

The two offered above are great resources. If you are curious, you can find other online encyclopedias in Search It. Use advanced search and do these things:

  1. choose the "K-State Libraries only" tab
  2. set the search to "in subject contains music"
  3. use a second line to search "in the title contains encyclopedia"
  4. filter the results to "Full Text Online."

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