Library of Congress
Performing Arts Encyclopedia
Explore music, theater, and dance at the Library of Congress.
From website: is an international database of bibliographic records for completed dissertations and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology, as well as in related musical, scientific, and humanistic disciplines.
Professional Organizations & Collections
From website: ASCAP, an organization owned and run by its members, is the leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization representing over 435,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers.
From website: Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed.
From website: he Music Publishers Association is the oldest music trade organization in the United States, fostering communication among publishers, dealers, music educators, and all ultimate users of music.
A catalog of music materials at the University of North Texas.
From website: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts houses one of the worlds most extensive combination of circulating, reference, and rare archival collections in its field.
Catalog of music materials from Indiana University.
Music Collections in the Midwestern US
Please note this resource is very out of date, but still might be useful).
A huge collection of music related links covering nearly every topic imaginable from Television Music to Pop Music and even scores.
Popular Music Studies
A special issue of the peer reviewed journal devoted to Michael Jackson.
Guide to Michael Jackson in the scholarly literature.
A useful guide to thousands of artists.
An archived guide to the Grateful Dead's lyrics and various scholarly essays.