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Music Reference Tools


  • African American Music Reference*
    • African American Music Reference includes text reference, biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner notes, and discographies which chronicle the diverse history and culture of the African American experience through music.
  • Oxford English Dictionary*
    • The Oxford English Dictionary is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.  It includes 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language scores.


  • RIdIM – Repetoire Internationale d’Icongraphie Musicale. Over 2900 records of the representation of music in art.
  • RISM – database of musical sources.  Over 850,000 records, the majority of which are music manuscripts dating from before 1800.

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