Music--History & Theory

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  • Naxos Music Library
    comprehensive collection of online classical music available on your computer or smart phone.
  • Grove Music Online
    major music encyclopedia/dictionary. Includes content from New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd ed., New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd ed.
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
    comprehensive, ongoing guide to publications on music from all over the world, including journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and dissertations. 1967-present.
  • Music Index (online)
    Index to music periodicals, popular & scholarly. 1972 to the present.

Dates, Bios, & Definitions

Citing Your Sources with Irvine's

Help guides for Irvine's Writing about Music
Irvine's is available in the Music Reference section at the IC Library

Contact Us

Picture: Kristina Shanton
Music Librarian
(607) 274-3887

Browse the Stacks

 ML48-54 Librettos
 ML93-96 Manuscripts/Facsimiles
 ML100-102 Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
 ML128 Subject Bibliographies 
 ML159-307 Music History
 ML410--429 Biographies
 ML549-747 Keyboard Instruments
 ML750-927 String Instruments
 ML930--990 Wind Instruments
 ML1030-1040 Percussion Instruments
 ML1100-1165 Chamber Music
 ML1200-1270 Orchestral Music
 ML1300-1354 Band Music
 ML1400-2951 Vocal Music
 MT6-18 Music Theory
 MT40-68 Composition
 MT70-88 Orchestration
 MT90-165 Analytical Guides

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