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Basic Music Reference Tools

The FIRST guide you should read about music research

This page includes:

-Using Music Literature

-Books at PAL

Did you know?

If you can't find the book you need at UMD you can borrow it through interlibrary loan. Go to the site below for more information.

Using Music Literature

Don't jump straight to the web when doing research! Books still hold valuable information, some of which you may not find online.

When researching you should not feel pressured to read the entire book immediately if your subject of study only appears in one chapter. Make your research manageable and direct yourself to the table of contents or index to find your topic. Although you are always free to read the rest!

Books at the Performing Arts Library