There are many specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries still in print. Print music reference materials can be found on the ground floor in Stauffer Library Reference, or on the 2nd floor in the Music Collection, on Music Reference shelves. Consult the Stauffer Library floorplan for locations.
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Historical sets, collected editions, and monuments of music : a guide to their contents. 3rd ed. / compiled by Anna Harriet Heyer.
Music reference and research materials : an annotated bibliography / V.H. Duckles, I. Reed. 5th ed.
Music Ref. ML113 .D83 1997 and copy in Music Stacks
The Oxford history of Western music / Richard Taruskin.
Music Ref. ML160 .T18 2005 6 vols.
Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians. Enl. ed.
Music Ref. ML105 .B16 2001 6 vols.
The Encyclopaedia of music in Ireland / eds. Harry White & Barra Boydell
Handbook of music terms / Parks Grant
Music Ref. ML108 .G844 H3
Successor to Percy Scholes' Oxford companion to music and Denis Arnold's The New Oxford companion to music.
More than 69,000 concise definitions and in-depth, specialist encyclopedic entries on the wide range of subjects within the broad field of music.
Selected musical terms of non-Western cultures : a notebook-glossary / Walter Kaufmann
Terminorum musicae index septem linguis redactus / Polyglot dictionary of musical terms (1978)
Music Ref. ML108 .T4