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Music quick guide: World Music: Home

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About this guide

This is the world music 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

Bibliographies of the music of various countries and regions are found in the Lewis Music Library's Ref ML120 section, arranged alphabetically by country. Examples:

  • Africa: Ref ML120.A35
  • China: Ref ML120.C5
  • Latin America: Ref ML120.L357

Browse the shelves in the circulating collection for books on world music:

  • ML3600-ML3800
  • ML300-ML360

Find music journal articles (MIT access)

These sources may list articles not listed in Search Our Collections:

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias (MIT access)

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