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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
  • Articles in journals and books using a research database
  • Music scores using our library catalog or another online website
  • CDs or streaming music
  • Books about the composer or the work using our library catalog
  • Thematic catalogs
  • Dissertations using a research database
  • Other primary sources


Johann Sebastian Bach
Elias Gottwald Haussmann, painter
Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Artstor Digital Image Library

Composer Bibliographies

Here are websites to bibliographies from scholarly research centers to in-depth study of a particular composer. 

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Miller Library
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Subjects: Music
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