Music


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Getting Started

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Finding Books

  • When using CLIO, try a keyword search for the composer, group, or performer:

Anonymous 4
Cecilia Bartoli
Fanny Hensel
Patti Smith

  • If you are looking for general topics, useful Library of Congress Subject Headings for women and music include:

feminism and music
gender identity in music
music by women composers
women composers
women in music
women musicians
women rock musicians
women singers

  • Another way to identify books and journal articles is to use published bibliographies:

    Women and music: a selective annotated bibliography on women and gender issues in music, 1987-1992
    (1995)
    Music Reference ML128.W7 E75 1995
    Barnard Reference ML128.W7 E75 1995

Finding Journal Articles

Finding Biographical Information

Try searching in CLIO under the name of musician or composer [last name, first name] using a subject search. Examples:

Beach, Amy
James, Etta
Vaziri, Qamar al-Muluk

International encyclopedia of women composers (1987)
BARNARD REFERENCE ML105 .C7 1987
MUSIC REFERENCE ML105 .C7 1987

Women in music : an encyclopedic biobibliography (1993)
MUSIC REFERENCE ML105 .H6 1993
BARNARD REFERENCE ML105 .H6 1993

Organizations

  • The International Alliance for Women in Music
    The International Alliance for Women in Music connects to a multitude of online sources for women and music; it provides bibliographies, discographies, information about events, and the texts of articles appearing in its publications.