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Music quick guide: Pop and rock music: Home

Online and print resources

About this guide

This is the pop and rock music 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 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)

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias (MIT access)

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

Writing tips

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

Streaming audio

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