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Basic Music Research Tools

A collection of tools for music research.


Are you new to music research? Do you need a refresher after a long break of no music research? This is the guide for you!

This guide includes the basics of using:

  • Music literature
  • Indexes and abstracts
  • Music dictionaries and encyclopedias
  • Discographies and recordedings
  • Catalogues of music collection

There are benefits to using each of these source types so take a minute or two to skim through all the different sections.