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MUSC110: Introduction to World Music, James Cauter: Get Started: Encyclopedias

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Recommended Encyclopedias

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Option 1:  Search for online encyclopedias

GVRL Encyclopedias
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Option 2:  Browse the shelves with these call numbers for print encyclopedias

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Mythology and Religion   

D
History: World, Africa, Asia

E-F   
History: Americas    

GN
Anthropology & Culture

GR
Folklore

GT   
Customs

M   
Recordings & Sheet Music

ML198-360 and ML3544-3776  
World Music History