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CSP Library   MUS 323 Music History III: Find Background Information

Use Reference Materials

Encyclopedias and dictionaries (i.e. reference materials) are great for finding background information:

  • Biographical information
  • Dates
  • Timelines
  • Facts about a person or genre of music
  • Brief history


Use these databases to find background information on your composer, piece of music, or type of music. These are a great credible alternative to Wikipedia.

Tutorial: Background Research Tips