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Welcome to a selective guide to the fundamental and essential resources necessary for undertaking undergraduate and graduate research in music and music-related topics. (Originally compiled by Darwin Scott)

Primary source databases

Access nineteenth century music journals and original ethnographic recordings via the databases below:

Polyphonic music manuscripts

Find more primary sources

More tools for finding primary sources in music can be found in the Music section of the library's guide to primary sources for creative arts.

Finding microfilm and manuscripts: online tools