Locating 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
Databases for music
Dictionaries and encyclopedias
Many print-only dictionaries and encyclopedias are available in the library; see especially Ref ML102.P66. For print All music guides, see Ref ML156.4 and Ref ML156.9.
Finding songs in collections
Collections of songs by more than one composer are given Library of Congress call numbers; see especially M1495-M1998.
Songs in collections may not be listed in Barton; use print-only bibliographies and indexes to locate these songs. See especially Ref ML128.S3 and Ref ML120.U5.S5
Lists of hits
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
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
Writing guides for music: see the Ref ML3797 section in the library