- Bloom, Ken. American Song: The Complete Musical Theatre Companion. 2nd ed. New York: Schirmer Books, 1996. 2 vols.
- Casts, song titles, opening dates and other data for 4,800 American musicals produced between 1877 and 1995. The main body of the work is an alphabetical list by show title. Includes indexes to the more-than-70,000 songs and 27,000 personalities listed there.
REF ML128 .M78B5 1996
- Bloom, Ken. Hollywood Song: The Complete Film and Musical Companion. New York: Facts On File, 1995. 3 vols
- Compilation of basic information for almost 7,000 films, including relevant song titles and song-writing credits. Indexes as in previous item.
REF ML128 .M7B6 1995
- Gänzl, Kurt. The Blackwell Guide to Musical Theatre on Record. Oxford: Blackwell Reference, 1990.
- Musical theater (as defined by Ganzl) since the beginning of the long-play era, ca. 1950. Chapters, more-or-less chronologically organized, provide a recordings history of major works and conclude with a discography.
REF ML156.9 .G36 1990
- Hall, Brian. The Performer's Guide to Theater Songs. 3rd ed. Scottsdale, Ariz.: Rovey Research, 1996. 2 vols.
- Unique in that musical theater songs are described and indexed according to practical criteria: voice and character type, techniques and performing styles. Includes recommendations for study and audition preparation.
REF ML128 .M78H3 1996
- Kilgarriff, Michael. Sing Us One of the Old Songs: A Guide to Popular Song, 1860-1920. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.
- Though focused on the British music hall tradition, this work registers the ever-increasing popularity of American popular songs in England. Indexes some 6,000 song titles under more than 1,750 composers and lyricists. See especially p. 594-605 for songs incorporated into revues, vaudeville shows, and Broadway musicals.
REF ML128 .P63K5 1998
- Krasker, Tommy and Robert Kimball. Catalog of the American Musical. [Washington, D.C.]: National Institute for Opera and Musical Theater, 1988.
- Primary bibliographic documentation for the vintage American book musicals of Berlin, Gershwin, Porter, and Rodgers.
REF ML128 .M78K7 1988
- Lax, Roger and Frederick Smith. The Great Song Thesaurus. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
- Good first stop for establishing basic information on popular songs through alphabetical, chronological, and keyword lists. Indexes about 10,000 songs, and indicates theater origins and performers when applicable.
REF ML128 .S3L38 1989
- Lewine, Richard and Alfred Simon. Songs of the Theater. New York: Wilson, 1984.
- In two parts: a list of 17,000 songs from the American theater, followed by a list of stage productions by show title.
REF ML128 .S3L48 1984
- Raymond, Jack. Show Music on Record: The First 100 Years. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992.
- Systematic discography of songs from American musicals ca. 1890-1990, commercially issued on analog discs. Indexed by performers, song titles, and disc manufacturers' numbers.
REF ML156.4 .O61R4 1992