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Music quick guide: Classical music: Home

Online and print resources

About this guide

This is the classical 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

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.

More music databases


Streaming audio (MIT access)

Streaming audio (free access)

Streaming video (MIT access)

Indexes and lists of works

For print-only indexes and bibliographies, look in the Lewis Music Library's Ref ML128 section.

For thematic catalogs listing composers’ works, look in Ref ML134, arranged alphabetically by composer.

Writing tips

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

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