Reference Books at the WCC LibraryCheck the books with call numbers beginning with the letters ML in the Reference Section.
To find books, videos, and sound recordings, etc., at any of the UH libraries, you can use the Voyager Online Catalog. You can find materials in the Hawaii State Public Library System by using the HSPSL Catalog.
The Windward CC Library has many reference books you might find helpful. This is a list of a few sample reference books:
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Vol. 3, The United States and Canada. REF ML 100 .G16 1998 v.3
Long articles on cultural and social aspects of music in North America, as well as on music by indigenous Americans, regional styles, and immigrant musics. Be sure to check the index for your names or subjects.
The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music. REF ML102 .P66G84 1995
Short articles on musicians, bands, genres, etc., mostly from American and British popular culture.
The New Grove Dictionary of American Music. REF ML101 U6 N48 1986
Signed articles. Some of the articles on musicians include a list of works and a bibliography.
Dictionary of American Pop/Rock. REF ML102 P66S5 1982
Covers the jargon of popular music, including terminology, styles, instruments, etc. Some listings of award winners, as well. This book, however, is too old for techno.
Journal and Magazine ArticlesUse the SUBJECT search in Expanded Academic Index (http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/hawaii_windward) to locate magazine and journal articles about the musician, musical genre, or other topic. See the handout on Finding Articles Using Expanded Academic Index for detailed instructions.
Web Sites on the InternetYou may find information about your topic on the Internet, but be sure to closely evaluate any information you find to ensure its quality.
Also, be sure to cite all your sources, including your Internet sources, in your paper. For guidelines on citing, see the Citing Sources Page (http://windward.hawaii.libguides.com/citations) on the WCC Library website.
To locate information on your topic on the Internet, begin with some of the websites listed below, or try using the Search Engine Page (http://library.wcc.hawaii.edu/searchengs.html) located on the WCC Library website.
General Popular Music Websites
Association for the Study of Popular Music
Review of Popular Music Online
Experience Music Project
All Music Guide
The Center for Popular Music
Genre Specific Popular Music Websites
Country Music Search Engine
Blue Flame Cafe
Red Hot Jazz Archive
of the Rising Punk
'Search & Destroy' - The Punk Rock & Roll Search Engine
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