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A guide to library resources for composers.

How to use this guide

Use the menu bars on the left to find resources about composing, arranging, orchestration, notation, and writing program notes.  For example, click the "Articles" bar to see a list of journals and databases for finding articles about composers and composition.

For a more general guide to music resources in the library, start with the main Music Research Guide.

If you want more specific research help or you have a question (simple or complex) please email me at  --Ann

Portrait of Igor Stravinsky by Pablo Picasso

Image credit:  "Igor Stravinsky" by Pablo Picasso (1920), from the Art and Architecture Images Collection at the University of Oregon, available through Oregon Digital; Public Domain Mark 1.0.

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Music and Dance Librarian

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Ann Shaffer
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I will be on sabbatical from May 16-September 16, 2024. During that time, please contact with music or dance research questions, or drop in at the Douglass Room for research help at the music desk Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pm. If you need assistance related to room reservations or facilities in the Douglass Room, please contact Jimmy Murray at

I will be available for appointments again starting in Fall Term 2024.
Subjects: Dance, Music