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Guide to finding sources on jazz styles, theory, arranging, textbooks, and discographies
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2011 URL: http://libguides.bgsu.edu/jazz_research Print Guide RSS Updates

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    Finding Books and Recordings


    photo credit:  "The Jazz Shelf" by Andrei Zmieski, Creative Commons license

    Finding Books

    When looking for books in the BGSU Libraries Catalog, use the following subject terms:

    Jazz music
    Jazz music--history and criticism
    Jazz musicians
    Individual musician names

     

    Call Numbers

    When browsing the ML/SRA's open stacks for books on Jazz look in the following call number ranges:

    Jazz:            ML 3506 - 3509

    Big Band:    ML 3518

    Blues:         ML 3521

     

    Finding Recordings

    When looking for recordings in the BGSU Libraries Catalog, try the following searches:

    Name of performer [author search]
    Album title [title search]
    Song title [title or keyword search]

    NOTE: Many albums have excellent historical and biographical notes, and lyrics are frequently included on jackets or inner liners.

     

    Basic Resources/Starting Places


    The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz
    Call Number: Music Ref ML102.J3 N48 2001
    (also available in Grove Music Online)

     

    Get Help!

    If you need help, please call (419-372-2307), e-mail (mlsra@bgsu.edu), or click click on the "Ask Us" button to search our knowledge base.

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    The Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives are located on the third floor of Jerome Library. Check our hours on the University Libraries' site.

     

    Credits

    This guide was created by Morgan Rich, former Music Library Student and Circulation Supervisor.

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