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Piano: Research


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Articles

Articles are great for research because they generally cover a very narrow topic in great detail. In addition, scholarly journal articles generally include a bibliography where you can find more resources on the same topic.

Journal Article Databases

thinkerLibrary databases provide citations for articles, book chapters, and more. Most articles/chapters focus on a narrow and specific topic, so they are great for deeper research. To get started:

  1. Choose a database.
  2. Search for keywords such as genres, topics, names of people, etc.
  3. Limit your results by date, language, and more with the the left-hand menu on the results page.

Need more help?

See our Article help page for step-by-step instructions and videos to help you search databases and find full-text articles. And you can always ask a librarian for individual help.

Music Article Databases

Books

History Books in the Allen Library (selections)

Find more history books

Browse by subject in the catalog, for example: 
Piano > Construction 
Piano > History 
Piano makers 
Piano music > History and criticism 

Browse the shelves by call number:

Call Number Topic
ML650 Piano history (general)
ML652 - ML697 Piano construction
ML700 - ML747 Piano music and playing

Performer Biographies in the Allen Library (selections)

Find more biographies

Search subjects or performer names in the catalog, for example: 
Pianists > Biography

Gould, Glenn 
Liszt, Franz 
Rubinstein, Arthur 

Call Number Topic
ML397 Collected pianist biographies
ML410 Composer biographies 
(for composer-pianists)
ML417 Single pianist biographies

Reference

Reference resources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, and more.
They often provide a short overview of a topic, then point to more resources you can use for further research.

Music Reference Databases

Books in the Allen Library (selections)

Find more reference books

See all piano reference books in the catalog: 
Keyboard reference 
Piano reference

Browse the Reference shelves by call number:

Call Number Topic
ML102 P5 Piano dictionaries & encyclopedias
ML128 P5 Piano bibliographies
ML652 Piano construction and makers

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