Music Research Guide

A guide to articles, books, and other resources for research in music.

Lumen Classic, the Library Catalog

Use Lumen, the Regis Library catalog, to find books, electronic books, DVDs, and more.

Prospector Catalog

Use Prospector to search for and request items from Regis University or other regional libraries. When you identify an item you want in Prospector, click on the "Request this Item" link to have it sent to a Regis Colorado campus. You will need your Regis ID number to complete the request process.

OXford Music Online

Music Reference Books

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music; available in print at call number REF ML 100 .G16 1998 (10 vols.)
Overview of musical traditions from around the world.

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians; available in print at call number REF  ML 100 .N48 2001(29 vols.)
The definitive guide for researching all areas of music including biograpies, musical styles, etc.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music; available in print at call number REF ML 102.P66 G84 2006 (10 vols.)
This resource covers rock, pop, rap and other contemporary music.

Historical dictionary of the American music industry; available online.

The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important artists, managers, companies, industry terminology and significant trade associations.

Electronic Book Collections