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Resources for study of Music.

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Welcome to the Simmons Library guide to resources in Music.  Use the links in the table of contents or the tabs at the top of the page to find definitions, topic overviews, images, books, articles and more that will help you with your research.

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Getting To Know Your Topic

Background sources--like dictionaries and subject encyclopedias--provide contextual information and answer straight-forward questions. They include definitions, statistics and other details. You can use this type of source to help narrow your research topic, find data to support your thesis and identify keywords and main ideas to use as search terms. 

Databases on Your Topic: Arts & Humanities

Use the dropdown arrow to choose an online resource to search for more in-depth information on your topic. This list includes resources with a wide variety of content, such as journal articles, topic overviews and definitions from encyclopedias and dictionaries and in-depth information from e-books.

Books: In-depth Information on Your Topic

Books are a great source of in-depth information on a topic.  Use a simple keyword search to locate information on a particular topic.  You can also look for specific books by title or for books by an individual author or browse the stacks by call number.

Boston Area Music Libraries

There are over a dozen music libraries in the Boston area.  Below is a link to the Boston Area Music Libraries (BAML) Directory, as well as direct links to the music libraries at which Simmons students have either room-use or borrowing privileges.