got ?'s email | phone Smith College LibrariesResearchHelpLibrary ServicesAbout the LibrariesLibraries & Collections


This guide will help you find resources in music.


This guide includes major databases to help you find what you need. Use the tabs to find background, articles, books, primary sources, etc.

A quick note about the categories:

  • Background Information includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical sources, statistics & data, and other kinds of information that will give you an overview or context.
  • Class guides will lead you to library guides created specifically for this subject.

Photograph of Mary Lou Williams, a composer, pianist, and role model for women of color in music. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Marlene Wong

Marlene Wong

(413) 585-2931
Josten Performing Arts Library

Help: Hours & Locations