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Music, Theatre & Dance

Designed for music students, this guide takes you through the Library’s resources to improve your research.

Reference Resources


Find useful music reference books available at the Zondervan Library. If there are no print options shown for this subject be sure to search the online collections below.

Oxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online

Search composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, forms and genres in multiple reference resources at once: Grove Music Online; Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd Ed., Rev.; Encyclopedia of Popular Music; and Oxford Companion to Music.

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Online Reference Tools

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Provides encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Oxford Reference

Oxford Reference

Offers multidisciplinary and cross-searchable dictionary and reference works published by Oxford University Press.


Other Reference Resources

Biography in Context

Provides biographical information for thousands of significant people throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

Contemporary Authors

Provides biographical and bibliographical information and references to thousands of international authors.