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Carlin, Richard. Folk. New York: Facts on File, 2006. Paley Reference ML102.F66C37 2006.


Jeffries, Stan, ed. Encyclopedia of World Pop Music, 1980-2001. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003. Paley Ref Stacks ML102.P66J44 2003.

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music. Bruno Nettl and Ruth M. Stone, eds. New York : Garland Pub., 1998- Paley Ref ML100.G16 1998 (CD's are housed at the Circulation Desk in the Tuttleman Building.)  Now also online!

Kaufmann, Walter. Selected Musical Terms of Non-Western Cultures: A Notebook-Glossary . Warren , MI : Harmonie Park Press, 1990. Paley Stacks ML133.D4 no.65


The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Stanley Sadie, ed. New York : Grove's Dictionaries, 2001. Paley Ref Stacks ML100 .G884 2001, also available online.

Stambler, Irwin. Folk and Blues : The Encyclopedia. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2001. Paley Stacks ML102.F66S73 2001

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