Frequently Used Resources (in order of relevance)
The Allen Music Library has a wealth of resources on music of all types -- not just the usual western composers like Bach and Beethoven. If you need book-length information about a genre/style, here are some starting points:
Your music librarian's dad and family friends at a house jam in the early 1970s.
Finding journal articles on these topics (using Old-time music as an example):
House jam in the 1940s or 1950s. Your music librarian's uncle on fiddle and his cousin on banjo.
Once you have a citation, now what?
Sometimes the full text is linked through the database/indexing resource:
But not always. What happens when we click on the FindIt@FSU link?
For whatever reason, this page didn't load. Click on the "open the page in a new window link" and that will usually resolve the problem.