In addition to a wide variety of books on music, you should be aware of several great reference materials for music.
Naxos Music Listening Library (Online): The Naxos library features recordings of almost any classical piece you could ever want to listen to. With your Student ID Card, it is available to you from home as well as on the college campus.
Visit www.LoneStar.edu/library and click on “Articles and Databases” you’ll find it under “Naxos Music Library” in the “Databases by Title” section.
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (Hard-copy): The New Grove Dictionary is an incredible scholarly encyclopedia with entries on individual musicians, individual pieces of music, and musical concepts.
You’ll find it in the reference section of the library, or online at www.LoneStar.edu/library. Click on “Articles and Databases” and look for “Grove Music Online” under the “Database by Title” section.
JSTOR: JSTOR is an online database of articles collected from various scholarly periodicals (magazines, newspapers, etc…). In some cases, the articles available go all the way back to the 1800’s. These can be a great reference for research in music literature classes, or just for your own interest.
You’ll find it online at www.LoneStar.edu/library. Click on “Articles and Databases” and look for “JSTOR” under the “Database by Title” section.
Librarians love to help you find the information you need. Feel free to contact the music librarian directly: