From acid house to zydeco,
from Acapulco to Zanzibar,
Bloomsbury Popular Music
provides worldwide coverage of modern popular music.
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World,
is a great place to start your research on popular music, and a great place to investigate something fun for your own interests.
Looking for information on a particular album? See if one of the 120+ 33 1/3 book series has the album you are looking for!
Each volume provides in-depth analysis of an influential album or event. A great mix of music is covered, ranging from U2’s Achtung Baby, to the music from the Super Mario Brothers video game, to Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew. The new global 33 1/3 series focuses on popular music from around the world and is growing regularly.
Also growing is the expanding collection of scholarly books, with a minimum of 5 titles being added annually.
Some cool topics are covered in these books, ranging from
the history of the music video to San Francisco ‘s music scene in the 60s.
This site even has a fun timeline of popular music covering the 1960s to today!
Links to the Bloomsbury Popular Music database are available on the Reference Sources and the All Databases, A-Z lists accessible from the library homepage: library.uarts.edu. Find them at the bottom of the page in the “Online Resources” section.
Rock on, UArts!
Music Reference Librarian
The University of the Arts