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Reference books are shelved in the reading room. Reference scores are at the beginning of the scores stack area, where the section labels are yellow. Call numbers in these areas are preceded by "REF."
Information about composers' collected editions (which pieces are in which volumes) can often be found in the composer's entry in Grove Music Online. Look for the "Works" section of the entry.
Music Reference Books in the UR Library Catalog
Online Reference Resources
All Music Guide
An enormous site that includes biographies and discographies of musicians in all genres. Best for popular music.