This guide provides quick access to Harvard Library resources that will be most helpful for research in Music 195: Women Creators in Music. Look here for links to encyclopedias and bibliographies, tips on finding articles, and tools to help you credit your sources and save you time.

Would you like personalized help? Contact the class librarian by emailing, scheduling a virtual research consultation, or using the chat button on this guide:


Annotated Bibliographies

Bibliographies like these save you time by giving you an annotated list of citations to check. Once you've found a book, article, or composition that interests you in one of these bibliographies, search for it in HOLLIS to find our copy.


When you know the discipline you want to search, a database devoted to it gives you more ways to target your search (with keywords for time period, music genre, etc.), plus results you won't see anywhere else. These are our top picks, but Harvard licenses many hundreds of databases, so please get in touch for a personalized recommendation! 

Note: check out the Decoding a Database handout for tips on how to quickly familiarize yourself with a new database, 

Online Scores and Recordings

Cite Your Sources

Save yourself time and keep your research organized with a citation management program like Zotero:

  • Collect the information you'll need to cite your sources (author, title, publication year, etc.) with one click
  • Quickly create citations and bibliographies in almost any citation style
  • Organize, tag, and annotate your sources

Harvard librarians teach classes in the basics of Zotero and Endnote. Learn more and check the class schedules: Citation and Research Management Tools.