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|The Coleman Library has a significant amount of materials in the area of music biography, including books, articles, and online resources. Below is a partial list of available resources. If you have any questions or cannot find information on your subject, ask a librarian at the Reference Desk or email us via Ask a Librarian on the library homepage (www.pvamu edu/library).
We also have many specialized books devoted to musicians within specific genres (e.g., gospel, jazz, rock), so it’s a good idea to look through the M (music) section in the reference shelves for more materials that aren’t on this list.
|Use the online catalog (https://voyager-pv.tamu.edu/) to locate books in the library. You might want to start with general subject terms such as:
You can also look under various composers, such as:
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750.
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music
International Dictionary of Black Composers
|JStor – Short for “Journal Storage,” this database indexes many periodicals all the way back to their first issue. Contains such journals as Callaloo, Journal of Black Studies, African American Review and Transition
International Index to Black Periodicals – draws its content from 150+ international scholarly and popular periodicals in black studies; 40 core journals are full text
African American Biographical Database – photos and full text sketches of famous and obscure African Americans in all fields living from 1790-1950
|Online Collections and Web Sites|
|Archives of African American Music and Culture http://www.indiana.edu/~aaamc/
The “links” page is a good starting point for all genres of music, from classical to hip-hop
Website devoted to African American performers and composers and on the vocal music forms they influenced, especially opera, art songs, and concert-performance spirituals
African American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/rpbhtml/aasmhome.html
“Singingfish is the premier audio/video search engine, and Singingfish.com is the place for consumers to find, explore, and experience the universe of free media” Search for both contemporary and classical musicians and songs.
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