Franklin &  Marshall College Library

MUS 112: American Music

Print Resources

American Chronicle
Ref E 169.1 .G664 1999

American Decades 9 v.
Ref E 169.12 .A419 1994

Retro Hell: Life in the '70s and '80s
Ref E 169.02 .R48 1997

Handbook of American Popular Culture 3 v.
Ref E 169.1 .H2643 1989

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Ref ML 100 .N48

New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments
Ref ML 102 .I5N48

Garland Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Ref ML 102 .P66 G84

Current Biography
Ref CT100 .C8

Online Resources

Lexis-Nexis
Excellent source for full-text, to-date reviews and critiques of musicians and performances.

Grove Music Online
Online version of the New Grove Dictionary of Music, this online resource is updated quarterly and is considered to be the premier authority on music. It now also includes New Grove Dictionary of Opera.

JSTOR
A collection of abstracts and articles from over 100 scholarly journals, many dating from the nineteenth-century to the last 4 or 5 years.

Amazon
Search for recordings, under Popular and Classical Music. You may even find fan reviews.

Music Index Online
Comprehensive index to over 640 journals covering musicological or organological topics, plus book reviews, record reviews, first performances, and obituaries.

Library Catalog
Catalog may be a good to look for criticism, scores and recordings.

America: History and Life
Comprehensive bibliography of articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. Covers 1964 to the present.

ANB Online
The American National Biography includes more than 17,400 men and women whose lives have shaped the nation. Updated quarterly.

Readers' Guide Full Text
Indexes over 200 popular U.S. general interest periodicals. Covers 1983 to the present.

Humanities Full Text
Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals, includes coverage of the performing arts. 1984 to the present.

Social Sciences Full Text
Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals, includes coverage of anthropology and sociology. 1983 to the present.

Last updated: 9/24/01 ag, contact Andy Gulati for assistance, 291-4261