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Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World by
Call Number: ONLINE
Publication Date: 2008-11-17
This title contains two major sections: 'Social and Cultural Dimensions' and 'The Industry'. The former contains many entries on social phenomena of relevance to the practise of popular music such as fashion, gender and sexuality, love and courtship, politics, race, religion, spirituality, and youth. The section on 'The Industry' contains numerous entries on recording studios, music publishers, record labels, many of which are of historical importance.
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by
Call Number: 781.64 E563 vols. 1-10 (Reference Material)
Publication Date: 2006-11-20
Recognized as the most comprehensive and authoritative reference work on popular music, this expanded edition is an essential reference book for anyone who has a query about any aspect of 20th Century popular music, including rock, dance, rap and R&B, as well as blues, soul, country and folk.
The Metropolitan Opera Encyclopedia by
Call Number: ONLINE
Publication Date: 1987-11-01
This encyclopedia is prepared under the auspices of the Metropolitan Opera Guild and a compendium of information specifically related to the Metropolitan Opera, its history, repertory, and performers. Includes entries on composers and librettists and their works, singers and conductors, designers and producers, and terms and places.
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians by
Call Number: 780.3 G883N vols.1-29 (Reference Material)
Publication Date: 2003-02-11
Contains information on the history and development of music, instruments, musical forms and terms, musical cities and institutions, and, above all, thousands of eminent composers and performers. The text is fully illustrated with photographs, drawings and musical examples, and all major articles include extensive bibliographies.