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Music quick guide: Songs: Home

Online and print resources

About this guide

This is the songs quick guide. The main music research guide covers general topics. Related guides (listed in box at bottom right) cover other aspects of music.

Locate music books, recordings, scores, articles, & e-resources

Browse the shelves for books on the history of singing: ML1460
Books on choral music: ML1500-
Books on opera: ML1700
Books on musicals: ML2054

Find music journal articles (MIT access)

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias (MIT access)

Many print-only dictionaries, indexes, and thematic catalogs are available in the library.

e-Scores

Indexes to songs in collections

Songs in collections may not be listed in Barton.  WorldCat may give more details, or use print-only bibliographies and indexes to locate these songs. See especially Ref ML128.S3 and Ref ML120.U5.S5.

Streaming audio

Streaming video (MIT access)

Writing tips

Writing guides for music: see the Ref ML3797 section in the library

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