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Music: Start

Music resources at Colby and other great web resources for music research.

Bibliographies for Music Research

Not sure where to start? A general music bibliography or a "webliography" will help direct your research.

Let's Begin Our Research


Use the tabs on this guide to find

  • A scholarly encyclopedia article
  • Books about the composer
  • Articles in journals or book essays, using research databases
  • Music scores in various editions using CBBcat or other library tools 
  • Thematic catalogues
  • Dissertations using a scholarly website or research database
  • Primary sources, using RISM





Franz Schubert at the piano.

Moritz von Schwind's 1868 drawing of a Schubertiade.

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Margaret Ericson
Bixler Art and Music Library, Rm 136
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