When you're not sure what you're looking for or where to look, a dictionary or an encyclopedia can help you get started. A comprehensive source for these types of books is Oxford Music Online. It includes the following:
This database also has Subject Guides that bring together all the entries for a particular topic. These include various periods of music and women composers.
Here are some other dictionaries and encyclopedias that might be helpful.
When you are looking for in-depth information on a topic, you might need a book. You can use the catalog to find books in Helmke Library.
If Helmke Library doesn't have what you need, you can search libraries from around the world in WorldCat and then use Document Delivery to request items.
These resources can help you find articles, editorials, reviews, and other items in journals, magazines, and newspapers.
If you know the specific title of a periodical, you can search for online access by using E-Journal Finder.
Print copies and online sources for journals can be found in the catalog (see above) as well.
Use the databases below to do further searching on your topic.
These resources have information about composers, conductors, performers, and others in the world of music.