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Musical influences and lasting legacies of famous musicians.
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MLA Bibliography for Music History Research

Websites for Famous Musicians Research

Library Databases and How to Cite Them

(Lombardi, Giovanni Domenico. Portrait of Giacomo Puccini. 1742. Britannica Image Quest. Web. 2 Feb. 2016. )

Databases can be accessed at school or at home. See Database GoogleDoc for passwords.   
Salem Online: History will be most helpful for research.  
The little blue circle with the i on it provides information on citing the database using NoodleTools.

  • Salem History  
    E-books featuring great events and biographies of famous (and infamous) individuals provide helpful resources for many subject areas.
  • Music and Society in Europe (History Study Center)
    Use contents on left to browse biographies and journal articles.
  • Britannica Image Quest  
    Access more than two million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world.
  • Gale Databases (TEL)  
    Databases include scholarly journals, magazine articles, and newspapers. Begin by selecting a database that matches your search need, such as Religion and Philosophy Collection or Expanded Academic ASAP.
  • NoodleTools
    Use to create citations and to organize notes.

Musician Recommended Books

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Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians - Nicolas Slonimsky
Call Number: REF 940.25 ENL
ISBN: 0028655710
Publication Date: 2000-12-01
Expansive research on musicians.

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Encyclopedia of the Renaissance - Irwin Stambler; Lyndon Stambler
Call Number: REF 940.2 ENC
ISBN: 0684805146
Publication Date: 1999-12-17
Use index to locate famous musician or music topic, such as "Music in Italy."

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Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era - Chris Murray
Call Number: REF 700 ENC
ISBN: 1579584233
Publication Date: 2004-01-01
Use index to locate biographical information on famous musicians.


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