Oxford Music Online is a key source of scholarly reference material. It includes resources from:
You can search for musical genres, historical periods, composers, performers, theories and more.
Oxford Music Online has recently updated its platform, and there are some current issues to be resolved. There are some alternatives to using Oxford Music Online:
The Oxford History of Western Music is another important resource.
The works list in the composer entries provides a list of collected editions of that composer's work. Each edition is assigned an alphabetical code. The works list includes volume and page numbers in each of the available collected editions. This is very important as the contents of some collected editions are not indexed in the library catologue.
The bibliographies in Oxford Music are a rich source for you to explore, leading to further information on your topic. The entries are arranged chronologically.
You will see a 'Find it in your library' link below each entry. But these can be unreliable. It's best to search the catalogue directly, using the author, title, year and publication information. See the Bibliographies page of this guide for more information on how to do this.
Colin Timms, et al. "Cantata." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, accessed January 5, 2016,http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com.ezp.lib.unimelb.edu.au/subscriber/article/grove/music/04748pg2.
Further information on the structure of the bibliographies in Oxford Music Online may be found here.
You can access MGG Online:
Translating MGG Online articles into English: