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MUSIC RESEARCH GUIDE: Jazz Research

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

WHERE TO START

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.

USING ONESEARCH FOR JAZZ RESEARCH

In addition to searching for proper names, it can be helpful to enter subject terms into OneSearch

TO FIND: ENTER THIS TERM:
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
Discographies Jazz Discography
Interviews Jazz Musicians Interviews
Playalongs (Jamey Aebersold, etc) Recorded Accompaniments

JOURNAL ARTICLES ON JAZZ TOPICS

Use the journal indexes below to find articles on jazz topics.   The Music Periodicals Database 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.

WEBSITES FOR JAZZ

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