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"Good music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and quits the memory with difficulty" Thomas Beecham, 1961.


Rend Lake College Library Guides: Music


This guide will be helpful in finding information about music. 




(These are the databases that can be found on the Rend Lake College Electronic Library -https://www.rlc.edu/learning-resource-center)


Alexander Street Music Online - https://rlc.edu/student-services/112-learning-resource-center/electronic-library/12384-online-music - this database allows the user to actually listen to selections of American, jazz, African American, contemporary, and classical music.


Credo Reference - this database allows the user to search several musical reference books with a single search. 





***You must be a current Rend Lake College student in order to access these databases.     

Music Websites:               

These websites are good places to listen to music as well as view the lyrics to many songs.


A toZ Lyrics - http://www.azlyrics.com/

eLyrics - http://www.elyrics.net

8Notes - http://www.8notes.com

Free-Scores.com - http://www.free-scores.com/index_uk.php3

Jamendo - http://www.jamendo.com/en/

JW Pepper - http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/welcome.jsp

Last.fm - http://www.last.fm

Lyrics.com - http://www.lyrics.com/

Music Theory - http://www.musictheory.net

Seeqpod - http://www.seeqpod.com

Smithsonian Global Sound - http://www.smithsonianglobalsound.org

Smoop Music Guides - http://www.shmoop.com/music/

SongMeaning.net - http://www.songmeanings.net

Soundpedia - http://www.soundpedia.com




Music Theory:


Check out these sites to help you understand the theory behind the music.


Music Theory - http://www.musictheory.net

8 notes.com - http://www.8notes.com/theory/

Introduction to Reading Music - http://datadragon.com/education/reading/




Listen to music:                                                                                


Grooveshark.com - http://listen.grooveshark.com

Jango - http://www.jango.com/

Music Online - check for this database on the LRC website.



Occupations in music:


Bureau of Labor Statistics - http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos095.htm


Professional Organizations - Music




Citing Sources:


MLA Style:


Purdue University Online Writing Lab - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/


Guide to citing resources - MLA citations.doc



APA Style:


Citing Sources using the APA Manual (6th edition) - http://www.nova.edu/library/dils/teachinghandouts/apa/APA_6th_ed.pdf


Guide to citing resources - coll writers APA.docx


Contact Us:


Give the library a call if you need help finding any of these resources.  


Library Hours:

7:30 am - 7 pm Monday - Thursday

7:30 am - 4 pm Friday


(618) 437-5321

Circulation - 1308

Collection Development - 1249 

Reference - 1276






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