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Music: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

A guide to resources for study and research in Music

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First music dictionary in German, 1732 (courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Introduction to Grove Music Online -- by Katie Buehner of the University of Iowa

Dictionaries

Dictionaries of musical terms are shelved in Music & Dance Library Reference at ML 108.

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Encyclopedias

General music encyclopedias are shelved at Reference ML 100; by country, Ref ML 101; by type of music, Ref ML 102.