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.Music Subject Guide

Recommended library and web resources for the study of music.

Book-length biographies or topical histories

In Primo or Worldcat, search for the person's name in the subject field and the word "biography."

Subject contains Vivaldi, Antonio 1678-1741 biography

For big-picture histories of a topic, simply combine the keyword with "history"

subject contains piano history

But some texts cover a distinct period rather than the overall history, and the subject heading will reflect that focus. 

subect contains jazz 1931-1940