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Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

       Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians
       Print (Centennial Edition (8th), 2001)
       Online (Centennial Edition (8th), 2001)


       Baker's Dictionary of Music
       Print (1997)
       Online (1997)



       Cambridge University Press




       Canadian Encyclopedia 




      Classical Music Reference Library



      Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music
       Print (5th edition, 2007)
       Online (5th edition, 2007)


       Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart
       Print (Second Edition, 1994)




​       Dizionario Enciclopedico della Musica e dei Musicisti
       Print (1985)



       Encyclopedia of Music in Canada
       Print (2nd Edition, 1992)



       Encyclopedia of Popular Music
       Print (3rd Edition, 1998)
       Online (4th Edition, 2006)


      Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
       Print (1998)
       Online (1997-2002)



       Grove Music Online




       International Dictionary of Opera
       Print (1992)




       International Encyclopedia of Women Composers
       Print (2nd Edition, 1987)



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