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Why consult Reference Resources?

Begin your research using reference resources to get an overview of a topic, definitions, authoritative names in the subject field, major dates or timelines, bibliographies leading to additional resources, and keywords or vocabulary terms to use for database searching.

Different types of reference sources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, companions and handbooks.

"A collection of songs from the musical stage, categorized by voice type. The selections are presented in their authentic setting, excerpted from the original vocal scores." There are multiple volumes for each voice type. Contents: Soprano (5 v.) -- Mezzo-soprano/Alto (1 v.) -- Mezzo Soprano/Belter (3 v.) -- Tenor (5 v.) -- Baritone/Bass (5 v.) -- Duets (2 v.) 

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Music Theatre Reference Tools

Routledge Guide to Broadway: REF PN2277 .N5B43 2007

An A to Z guide to Broadway theatre, focusing on key performers, writers, directors, plays, and musicals.

Show Time: A Chronology of Broadway and the Theatre from Its Beginnings to the Present: REF PN2277 .N5B69 1997

The Oxford Handbook of the Global Stage Musical

More Reference Tools

The Canadian Encyclopedia, updated online by Historica Canada, includes the former Encyclopedia of music in Canada, still the most authoritative first point of reference for researching the music of Canada. Search musical theatre as a topic, or musicals or performers by name.

Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world. Music Ref. ML102 .P66 C66 11 vols.

Volume 9 on published under title: Bloomsbury encyclopedia of popular music of the world / ed. by David Horn et al. Contents: v. 1. Media, industry and society. v. 2. Performance and production. v. 3. Caribbean and Latin America. v. 4. North America. v. 5. Asia and Oceania. v. 6. Africa and the Middle East. v. 7. Europe. v. 8. Genres : North America. v. 9. Genres : Caribbean and Latin America. v. 10. Middle East and North Africa -- v. 11. Genres: Europe.  v.12. Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa.

Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Updated web access of Colin Larkin's 10-volume The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th edition, covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music.
Oxford Music Online (Grove Music)
Updated online version of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Includes illustrations and bio-bibliographical information.

Oxford Reference Online - Performing Arts

A selection of performing arts dictionaries, companions and other reference works published by Oxford University Press, including The Oxford Dictionary of Dance, The Grove Book of Operas, A Dictionary of Opera Characters, The Grove Book of Opera Singers, and The Oxford Companion to the American Musical.