About the Book

Music Research: A Handbook, Second Edition introduces music students to the major print and electronic research tools available to them. Ideal for graduate-level music bibliography and research courses, it can also be used in any undergraduate or graduate music course that requires students to engage in library research or to write a research paper. Concise and practical, this unique handbook does not aim to provide an exhaustive introduction to the subject; rather, it is highly selective and guides students to the most significant English-language research tools and resources, reference titles in major areas, and the principal sources in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Music Research: A Handbook, second edition by Laurie J. Sampsel, July 2015 Update

The updates focus on new editions of major titles included throughout the textbook. The Music Periodical Indexes Comparison Table and all URLs have been updated as well. All updates were made in July 2015.

This site is designed to update, supplement, and enhance the content of the textbook. It includes all the links cited in the text as well as supplemental links not cited in the print book. The companion website lists the research tools included in the text, in addition to providing lists of core music journals and professional music associations.

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