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Jazz Studies

This guide was designed to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in April. The Jazz Studies Guide features information and resources on Jazz music from its origins to the present.

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Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

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The Reference Collection includes a variety of different sources, such as: subject-focused encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs, maps/atlases, statistical compendiums, dictionaries, and more. Look here to find introductory articles on subject-related topics. The broad perspective offered by such articles often proves helpful for narrowing research topics before pursuing more in-depth information. 

This guide provides some recommendations for encyclopedias and other reference resources that might provide helpful information relating to your topic.

Recommended Online Encyclopedia Databases

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Recommended Multimedia Databases

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Recommended Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

The following encyclopedias and dictionaries are recommended for research relating to Jazz Studies. Books with a Call Number beginning with the letters "Ref" are shelved in alphanumeric order by call number in the Reference Collection on the second floor of the Nancy Thompson Library Learning Commons (NTLC). Books with the designation "Electronic Resource" are e-books, which are accessible by clicking the hyperlinked title.

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