Skip to Main Content

MIT Libraries logo MIT Libraries

Massaschusetts Institute of Technology logo Search Account

21M.030: Intro to World Music: Home

Welcome to the Lewis Library


This guide will suggest some starting points for your research on World Music.  You will find additional information in the Music Research Guide.​​​​​​​

Quick look up

Need a quick fact or more background reading on a topic?  The links below will take you to sources that cover many different topics related to world music.

MIT Libraries catalog

"Search our Collections" is the default search option on the Libraries' home page. It's an excellent place to start, particularly if you do not already know a lot about your topic.

To see if MIT owns a particular item, or for a more focused search by format type, subject, publication date, use "Advanced Search".  Advanced Search is the best way to search for scores and/or recordings in MIT's collection.


Getting Library Materials

The MIT Libraries are phasing in access to our print and digital collections.  Visit for updated information on the options available to you.


Trouble connecting?

If you're having trouble connecting to online text or streaming content:

Lewis Music Library Department Head

Profile Photo
Avery Boddie

More ways to get help

If I'm not available to answer your question, please feel free to consult with one of my colleagues:


Ask Us
Ask a question, make an appointment, give feedback, or visit us.