Franklin &  Marshall College Library

MUS 270: Music of the African Diaspora

Print Resources

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
Ref ML 100 .G16 1998

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

For most countries in Africa, the following 3 series of reference books are available:
- country study (area handbook)

EX: Ghana: A Country Study
Ref DT 510 .G44 1995
Federal Research Division, Library of Congress online here

- world bibliographical series

EX: Ghana
Ref DT 510 .M93 1991

- historical dictionary

EX: Historical Dictionary of Ghana Second Edition
Ref DT 510 .M38 1995

Online Resources

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.

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

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. Try searching by artist or genre along with video? or record?

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.

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

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

Yahoo Africa Links

Last updated: 2/5/02 ag, contact Andy Gulati for assistance, 291-4261