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Boatwright Memorial Library

MUSIC RESEARCH GUIDE: Recommended Websites

Resources for music research and for finding materials in Parsons Music Library

All-Purpose Guides

Archives of Music Organizations


Business, Data, and the Music Industry

Composer Information

Dictionaries and Glossaries

Education / Teaching Resources

Global Music / World Music


Manuscripts and Early Editions: Comprehensive Collections

Manuscripts and Early Editions: Specialized Collections

Manuscripts and Early Editions: Catalogs

Music Images and Iconography

Music Notation and Printing

Opera and Musical Theater

Popular Music

Sometimes the best websites in this area are sponsored by commercial enterprises or dedicated fans. Double-check your findings whenever possible.

Research Organizations

Scholarly Music Journals on the Web (free access)

Scholarly and Professional Associations

Sheet Music and Early Editions (free online access)

These sites are believed to be offering content that they own, or that is in the public domain.

Sheet Music Vendors (no endorsements made or implied)

Miscellaneous Links

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Linda Fairtile
Parsons Music Library
Modlin Center for the Arts
University of Richmond, VA 23173
804 287-6849
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