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Post, Jennifer C. Ethnomusicology : a guide to research. New York : Routledge, c2004 Published in 2004 this research guide has a lot of helpful information
for the early stages of research. Good information on specific
GENERAL MUSIC ENCYCLOPEDIAS AND DICTIONARIES
[Mus Ref Book ML100 .N48]
The New Grove dictionary of music and musicians. London : Macmillan Publishers; Washington, D.C. : Grove's Dictionaries of Music, 2001. 29 volumes.
Oxford Music Online now inlcudes the Grove Music Online plus other Oxford music reference works. Grove Music Online comprises the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London, 2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, edited by Stanley Sadie (London, 1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition, edited by Barry Kernfeld (London, 2002).
Grove Music Online is one of the four sources that are available through Oxford Music Online.
Grove music online is "the first stop for music research." In English. Both online and print versions include extensive bibliographies and lists of composers works ("works lists') Online version is updated periodically. Includes biographies and subjects; arranged alphabetically.
World music: Grove contains extensive articles on the music of geographical locations. Search by location, for example India, Indonesia, Bali, or by specific musical instrument, for example sitar, gamelan, rebec.
Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world / edited by John Shepherd ... [et al.] London ; New York : Continuum, 2003-
[Mus Ref Book ML100.G16 1998 v.1-10]
[Mus Sound Rec Mus Ref Book ML100.G16 1998 v.1-10 CD]
The Garland encyclopedia of world music. New York : Garland Pub., 1998-2002.
Volume 1, Africa
Volume 2, South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
Volume 3, The United States and Canada
*Volume 4, Southeast Asia
*Volume 5, South Asia, the Indian subcontinent
Volume 6, The Middle East
Volume 7, East Asia : China, Japan, and Korea
Volume 8, Europe
Volume 9, Australia and the Pacific Islands
*Vol 10, The world's music,: general perspectives and reference tools
Very helpful general glossary and general index.
This encyclopedia has a wealth of good information, but article arrangement is not typical. Coverage in sections entitled "Issues and Processes" is not clear. Begin by using the index in each volume as well as the general index in volume 10. Also use the subsections in the Table of Contents at the front and the index at the back of each volume.
Subject Specific Handbooks and Dictionaries
Book ML199 .G36 2000 ]
[Mus Sound Rec ML199 .G36
Garland handbook of Latin American music Edited by Dale A.
Olsen and Daniel E. Sheehy. New York : Garland Pub., 2000.