To find books about jazz or jazz artists, start by searching our catalog
Ex. KEYWORD: Ornette Coleman
|Ex. KEYWORD: Free jazz
Pay attention to the item's location; there are several collections on campus that have music materials.
When you find a book or recording you are interested in, click on its Subject tab to find similar items. If the item you want is checked out or we don't own it, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.
The library owns thousands of books and e-books about jazz and people related to jazz. You can search for a particular artist in the library catalog or browse the shelves. If you browse the shelves, look in the category below with which the person is most identified, then alphabetically by the person's last name.
ML410 Biographies of composers (eg. Duke Ellington)
ML417 Biographies of pianists (eg. Oscar Peterson)
ML419 Biograpies of people primarily known as performers (eg. John Coltrane, Miles Davis)
ML420 Biographies of singers (eg. Billie Holiday)
Books about multiple jazz artists, or interviews with jazz artists are shelved under:
ML385 and ML394-395
Oxford Music Online is also a good source for information about jazz artists and concepts related to jazz. CAUTION: It takes a long time to load!