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Resource Guide:
Music History

Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Music
  • Music -- History and criticism
  • Music -- Social aspects
  • African Americans -- Music
  • Composers -- Austria
  • National socialism and music

Research Databases

The following databases are specifically useful for your topic. You can search them individually on the databases page.

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • University of Illinois Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • Nova Science Publishers Incorporated
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Packt Publishing
  • Taylor & Francis
  • MIT Press
  • Project Gutenberg Literary Archive

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Lift every voice : the history of African American musicML 3556 .P45 2009
Music education in the Middle Ages and the RenaissanceMT 1 .M98165 2010
The creative process in music from Mozart to KurtágML 193 .K56 2012
Women & music : a historyML 82 .W6 1991
A history of singingML 1460 .P68 2010
Faces of salsa : a spoken history of the musicML 394 .P2613 2003
World music : the rough guideML 3545 .W66 1994