To get an overview of a jazz topic, try Grove Music Online. It gives background information and bibliographies.
All Music Guide is another good place to look for information about jazz artists and genres.
Eddie Meadows' book, Jazz Scholarship and Pedagogy, is an annotated bibliography of books, recordings, videos, and websites.
Select "Subject Heading Browse" in the "within" box on the BASIC SEARCH screen
|TO FIND:||ENTER THIS SUBJECT HEADING:|
|Biographies of jazz musicians||Jazz Musicians|
|Jazz scholarship (any period)||Jazz Analysis, Appreciation OR|
|Jazz History and Criticism|
|Jazz scholarship (specific decade)||Jazz 1931-40 History and Criticism OR|
|Jazz 1951-60 History and Criticism, etc.|
|Jazz methods books||Jazz Instruction and Study|
|Fake books||Music Fake Books|
|Interviews||Jazz Musicians Interviews|
|Playalongs (Jamey Aebersold, etc)||Recorded Accompaniments|
For books about a particular jazz genre, select SUBJECT HEADING BROWSE in the "within box," and enter your genre term(s). The catalog may link you to a different term, for example, Bop (Music) instead of Bebop.
If you have trouble, ask for the book Music Subject Headings, which is behind the circulation desk in the Music Library. It will show you the correct subject phrases to enter for specific musical topics.
Use the journal indexes below to find articles on jazz topics. The International Index to Music Periodicals has the broadest coverage, with many full-text articles. JSTOR offers recent scholarly articles in many subject areas. RILM Abstracts contains only scholarly material, including dissertations and conference papers.
Click here to see a list of all the jazz journals in the library catalog