Below are a few places you can find definitions and encyclopedia articles; from off campus you will have to login with your myNOVA username and password (the same ones you use to access Blackboard, student email, etc.).
Encyclopedias in NOVA campus libraries may include:
|The New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians||Ref ML100 .N48 2001|
|Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians||Ref ML105 .B16 2001|
|Heritage of Music||Ref ML160 .H527 1990|
|The Oxford History of Western Music||Ref ML160 .T18 2005|
|New York Philharmonic Guide to the Symphony||Ref MT125 .D6x|
|New Grove Dictionary of American Music||Ref ML101 .U6 N48 1986|
An encyclopedia is a type of reference book. Use a reference book to:
You will typically not use a reference book or encyclopedia as a source in your research. The information in these sources is for your own background knowledge.
Use broad terms, as encyclopedias usually provide general overviews of topics.
Use quotation marks ( " " ) around phrases (two or more words); this tells the database to look for the words in a specific order.