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Books

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.

Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
Provides citations, abstracts, and full text, when available, of dissertations and theses from 1743 to the present.

Library Catalog
The Library's catalog enables patrons to search & browse Falvey Memorial Library's collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more.

Articles

These are the most commonly used subject specific music databases to located both academic (Peer-reviewed) and non-academic (popular) journal and magazine resources.

JSTOR
Provides a full text archive of academic journals and books in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. The most recent three to five years of a journal are usually not included.

Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)
Indexes and abstracts academic journals, magazines, and book reviews in the humanities. Includes abstracts and selected full text. Coverage extends back to 1984.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index - Web of Science (Clarivate)
Indexes core journals in the arts and humanities. Includes citing and cited references for each article. Search fields include article title word, journal title, author, cited author or reference, address word (i.e., author's institution), and funding agency. Coverage goes back to 1991.

Biographies

American National Biography Online (Oxford University Press)
Presents authoritative biographies of influential people who lived in what is now the United States. Covers only deceased subjects. Includes portraits, if available, and bibliographies with citations to works by and about featured individuals.

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
29 volumes, 2nd ed.
1st floor, Falvey Library

Encyclopedias

The Encyclopedia of Folk, Country, & Western Music
Reference Shelves : ML102.F66S7 1983

The New Grove Dictionary of American Music
4 volumes
1st floor, Falvey Library

Popular Music: An Annotated Index of American Popular Songs
Volume 4-6
3rd floor, Falvey Library

The Oxford Companion to Music
3rd floor, Falvey Library

The Complete Encyclopedia of Popular Music and Jazz, 1900-1950
4 volumes
1st floor, Falvey Library

The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music
6 volumes, 3rd edition
3rd floor, Falvey Library

Encyclopedia of the Blues
1st floor, Falvey Library

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
10 volumes
3rd floor, Falvey Library

The New Grove Dictionary of Opera
4 volumes
1st floor, Falvey Library

The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments
3 volumes
1st floor, Falvey Library

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
29 volumes, 2nd ed.
1st floor, Falvey Library

The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz
3 volumes, 2nd edition
1st floor, Falvey Library

The Cambridge History of American Music
Available online and in print.

The Cambridge History of 17th Century Music
Available online.

The Cambridge History of 19th Century Music
Available online.

The Cambridge History of 20th Century Music
Available online.

A Chronology of American Musical Theatre
3 volumes
1st floor, Falvey Library

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World
7 volumes
1st floor, Falvey Library

The Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre
3 volumes, 2nd edition
1st floor, Falvey Library

Broadway Musicals, 1943-2004
1st floor, Falvey Library