Oxford Music Online, incorporating The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, Grove Music Online, and Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
Biography in Context, incorporating Contemporary Musicians and other works published by Gale.
Harvard Dictionary of Music, Don Michael Randel, ed. 2003.
Recommended for definitions and concise articles on musical topics and terms. No articles on people. Online access is through Credo Reference Library.
Print version: MUSICMEDIA REF ML100 .H37 2003
Oxford Bibliographies Online. Music.
Identifies the best scholarly sources on a topic and describes each source. See the "Jazz" article. Additional articles are in development.
Jazz Glossary, from the Center for Jazz Studies, Columbia University.
Concise definitions of terms.
Jazz Scholarship and Pedagogy: a Research and Information Guide. 3rd ed. Eddie S. Meadows. 2006.
MUSICMEDIA REF ML128 .J3 M34 2006
Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler. 1999.
MUSICMEDIA REF ML102 .J3 F4 1999
Who's Who of British Jazz, 2d ed. John Chilton. 2004.
MUSICMEDIA REF ML102 .G7 C4 2004
Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. 9th ed. Richard Cook and Brian Morton. 2008.
MUSICMEDIA REF ML 156.4 .J3 C68 2008