Use the Oxford Music Online or the Credo databaseto find background information about topics in music. This can serve as a good introduction to a new topic. Search for a composer, performer, type of music, etc.
General Reference database that includes general and subject-specific encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, atlases and many other reference materials in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
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Dewey Decimal Classification for Music
781 General principles & musical forms
782 Vocal music
783 Music for single voices The voice
784 Instruments & Instrumental ensembles
785 Chamber music
786 Keyboard & other instruments
787 Stringed instruments (Chordophones)
788 Wind instruments (Aerophones)
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