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Resources for World Musics / Ethnomusicology

Please keep in mind that this list of resources is not comprehensive; it is intended to be a helpful starting point for your research, particularly highlighting resources which are available via the libraries of Texas State University.


When browsing the Music Library’s stacks for scores ("sheet music") relating to world musics, see:

  •  M 1627–1853 (folk, national, and ethnic musics)

Reference Sources for World Musics / Ethnomusicology

Encyclopedia of National Anthems (2003: Scarecrow)
M 1627 .E53 2003 (Music Library Reference)

Ethnomusicology: A Research and Information Guide, 2nd ed. (2011: Routledge)
ML 128 .E8 P67 2011 (Music Library Reference)
also available online

Rough Guide to World Music:
2nd ed. (2000: Rough Guides):
ML102.W67 W67 1999 v.1 [Africa, Europe, Middle East] (Music Library Reference)
ML102.W67 W67 1999 v.2 [Latin, North America, Caribbean, India, Asia, Pacific] (Music Library Reference)
3rd ed. (2006: Rough Guides):
ML102.W67 W67 2006  v.1 [Africa, Middle East] (Music Library Reserve)
ML102.W67 W67 2006  v.2 [Europe, Asia, Pacific] (Music Library Reserve)

Selected Musical Terms of Non-Western Cultures (1990: Harmonie Park)
ML 108 .K37 1990 (Music Library Reference)