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Music quick guide: Pop and rock music: Home

Online and print resources

Locate books, recordings, scores, and articles

Browse the shelves for books about pop and rock music of the U.S.: ML3470-ML3479, ML3561.P6, ML3561.R6
Rap and hip-hop: ML3531; ML3918
Biographies of performers: ML419-ML421

Find music journal articles (MIT access)

These sources may list articles not listed in BartonPlus:

Dictionaries and encyclopedias (MIT certificates needed)

Many print-only dictionaries and encyclopedias are available in the library; see Ref ML102.P66.

Finding songs in collections

Songs in collections may not be listed in Barton; use print-only bibliographies and indexes to locate these songs. See Ref ML128.S3 and Ref ML120.U5.S5

Collections of songs by more than one composer can be found under call numbers M1495-M1998.

Music charts, lists of hits, lyrics

Music Industry Data (MIT access)

Charts All Over the World
From the Latvian Academic Network.

Joel Whitburn presents top R & B/hip-hop singles, 1942-2004.
Print: Ref ML156.4.B6.W25 2004

Popular music: an annotated index of American popular songs.
Print: Ref ML120.U5.S529 1985 (covers 1920-1979) and Ref ML120.U5.S5291 (covers 1980-2002)

The rock song index: essential information on the 7,500 most important songs of rock and  roll.
Print: Ref ML128.R6.P65 1997

Variety music cavalcade, 1620-1969.
Print: Ref ML128.V7.M435 1971

From the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library (Yale University)

Streaming audio

Writing tips

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

Web resources

Peter Munstedt

Peter Munstedt

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