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General guide to print and online resources for music studies


Welcome to the Music Research Guide. Here you will learn about the various tools available to you through the library to start research for various projects.

Use the tabs on the left or the boxes immediately below to find information about different tools and resources.

Best Places to Start



About the Performing Arts Library


The Blanche and Irving Laurie Performing Arts Library is located in the Mabel Smith Douglass Library on Douglass Campus. It is a comprehensive research facility for music, housing books, periodicals, scores, microfilm, and sound recordings. Current holdings include 47,264 scores and 51,006 books about music and music instruction. In addition to the databases discussed below, the libraries maintain access to hundreds of current and archived periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers) in print and online, which can be found using the libraries' website (


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