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Using Grove (Oxford) Music Online
Grove (Oxford) Music Online
Grove Music Online is very useful for getting an introduction to your topic. You can search by types of music, e.g. opera, symphony; by composer; by musical instruments; by topics, such as sound studies; by musical forms, such as sonata, fugue, etc. For most articles, you will find a bibliography. The bibliography may not list the most up-to-date sources, but it is usually a good place to start. If you are researching a composer, a works list will be included. This will provide information about editions of the composer's works, when they were composed, instrumentation, and, if applicable, the volume of a collected works edition where each piece can be located.