Regional or National Music

American Music Societies and Organizations

Specific American Composer Sites

Collections from the Library of Congress (That are not composer specific)

American Sheet Music Collections (Excluding Library Of Congress Collections listed above)

Collections of African American Music

Miscellaneous Other Collections of American Music

Music in Louisiana

Performing Organizations and Venues

Informational Sites

Music Festivals

Choral Music

Vocal Music

Sacred Music

Shape Note, Sacred Harp and Fasola

Jazz and Blues

Popular Music

Popular Music Lyrics

Film Music

Musical Theater

Electronic Music

Folk Music

Informational Sites


Country Music



Opera Companies

Music Education

Music Composition


Dissertation Sites

Music Research and Citation Guides

Music Research Guides

Citation Guides

  • Citing Music Sources from the Music Library at the University of Western Ontario : Follows TURABIAN, 7th ed, 2010! REVISED! GREAT SOURCE!
  • ELEMENTS OF STYLE, by William Strunk, Jr. scout
  • EasyBib An automated bibliographic citation creator. "We cite according to the 7th ed. of MLA, 6th ed. of APA, and 15th ed. of Chicago (7th ed. Turabian)."

Score and Sound Recording Publishers and Distributors

Music Schools

Music Librarianship

Scientific Aspects of Music

Stringed Instruments

Wind Instruments




Women in Music

20th and 21st Century Music

19th Century Music

17th and 18th Century Music

Early Music

Library Catalogs

Digital Searching Tools

Free On-line Music Dictionaries

Various Topics

Aids for Writing Program Notes

On-line Databases

Music Web Pages

Searching the Internet


Translation Guides


  • Know Your Copy Rights: Resources for Teaching Faculty. Published by the American Association of Research Libraries (ACRL). (includes a brochure that can be downloaded for free)
  • Copyright for Music Librarians -- Sponsored by the Legislation Committee of the Music Library Association.
  • Copyright Crash Course from UT Austin.
  • The UCLA Online Institute for Cyberspace Law and Policy
  • U.S. Copyright Office Home Page scout This categorized but unannotated directory provides numerous links to sites covering copyright resources, performance rights organizations, mechanical and other rights organizations (U.S. and international), songwriter resources, publishers, general music resources, on-line services, software, books, trades, magazines, and publications. From the Nashville Pop Songwriters Association International.
  • WATCH Writers, Authors and Their Copyright Holders: a database of copyright contacts for writers, artists, and prominent figures in other creative fields

Music in the Public Domain