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.Music (General): Reference

This is the main portal to databases and other library sources for music research at Van Wylen Library, Hope College.

Reference Sources

Reference sources are great places to start your research.  Check out some of the titles on this page.

E-Reference Databases

Credo is an online full text database of over 900 reference sources. You can search them all together to bring up a variety of articles related to a topic. Credo Logo

Music Reference

This is our "go-to" music encyclopedia.  This is a great place to start any research paper or program notes project.  Includes full-text of Grove Music Online and searches and links to the Oxford Companion to Music and the Oxford Dictionary of Music. 

There are also a wide variety of print reference books located in the "M" section on the 1st floor of the library.

Research/Instruction Librarians