This text has been the standard guide to source literature of music and contains critically annotated listings of over 3,500 key sources. This comprehensive guide to reference sources is organized into chapters by category of source. The text's organization introduces students to a vast array of sources to include: Dictionaries and Encyclopedias; Histories and Chronologies; Sources of Systematic and Historical Musicology; Bibliographies of Music, Music Literature, and Music Business; Reference Works on Individual Composers and Their Music; Catalogs of Libraries and Musical Instrument Collections; Discographies; Yearbooks; Directories; Electronic Resources.
**** The standard guide to the research and reference literature of music, cited in Sheehy and Walford. It contains 3,074 annotated listings of key sources, organized by category of source material, i.e., dictionaries and encyclopedias, histories and chronologies, sources of systematic and historical musicology, bibliographies of music, catalogs, discographies, yearbooks and directories, and women in music. This revised edition corrects the 4th edition of 1988, reorganizes the chapter on miscellaneous research tools, and adds an index of selected music bibliographical series. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)