This guide is comprised of resources that relate to the study of Ethnomusicology. Please direct all inquiries to


Contemporary world music (Music online)

The Garland encyclopedia of world music online

The music index

Oxford music online

RILM abstracts of music literature (Online)

Smithsonian global sound for libraries (Music online)



Boston Ethno : The Boston Ethnomusicology and World Music Consortium

The well-organized site pulls together information on ethnomusicological studies and world music organizations in the greater Boston area. Find programs of study, events calendar, institutional resources, and area experts. Created Fall 2008 and maintained by affiliates of the Ethnomusicology Program, Boston University.

African Studies Center of Boston University: Outreach Lending Library

This collection and its specialist staff support educators with curriculum guides, videos, kits, books and more. Materials are variously appropriate for audience levels ranging from pre-K through adult. An excellent resource, multi-disciplinary in coverage, for both University affiliates and professionals in the greater Boston area.

Black Grooves

Black Grooves is a music review site hosted by the Archives of African American Music & Culture (AAAMC) at Indiana University. Their goal is to promote black music by providing monthly updates on interesting new releases and quality reissues in all genres-including gospel, blues, jazz, funk, soul, and hip-hop-as well as classical music composed or performed by black artists.

Ethnographic Resources: Folklore, Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, and the Humanities

Compiled by The American Folklife Center of the U.S. Library of Congress.

Ethnomusicology Web Sites

Compiled by staff of Ethnomusicology Online (a web journal); contains numerous links to relevant sites as well as a link to the EOLJournal; hosted by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County


British journal of ethnomusicology (Online)


Ethnomusicology forum

Selected reports (University of California, Los Angeles. Institute of Ethnomusicology)

Selected reports in ethnomusicology.

S.E.M. newsletter.

S.E.M. newsletter (1981)

Society for Ethnomusicology newsletter (1981)

Reference Works

Author: Post, Jennifer C.
Available at Reference (ML128.E8 P67 2004 )

Author: Gillis, Frank.
Available at Reference (ML128.E8 F66 )

Author: Schuursma, Ann Briegleb
Available at Reference (ML128.E8 S4 1992 )