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Take a look at these databases of encyclopedias, dictionaries, companions, and guides to find general overviews, quick facts, dates, and events, and sources for further study.

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

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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