- Banerji, Sures Chandra. A Companion to Indian Music and Dance. Delhi: Indian Books Centre, 1990.
- A brief survey of important works on Indian performing arts, especially as music is accounted for in the Sanskrit monuments of Hindu literature. Some chapters function as dictionaries or chronologies; entries for literary works are annotated.
REF ML120 .I53B3 1990
- Gray, John. African Music: A Bibliographic Guide to the Traditional, Popular, Art, and Liturgical Musics of Sub-Saharan Africa. New York: Greenwood Press, 1991.
- Emphasizes regional studies of both traditional and popular musics of Western, Central, and Southern Africa. The nearly 5,000 citations are not annotated, but include essays in collections, journal articles, theses, and media materials.
REF ML120 A35G7 1991
- Hart, Mary, et al. The Blues: A Bibliographic Guide. New York: Garland, 1989.
- Wide-ranging, as the subject requires. Entries range from the literary to the journalistic, and video footage is appropriately represented; but there are no annotations.
REF ML128 .B49H3 1989
- Keeling, Richard. North American Indian Music: A Guide to Published Sources and Selected Recordings. New York: Garland, 1997.
- Generously annotated bibliography of nearly 1,500 sources on Native American musics. Entries are grouped by geographical area ("Arctic and Sub-Arctic", "Plains") and range chronologically from the earliest written accounts in 1535 to 1995. The first comprehensive work of its kind.
REF ML128 .I5K4 1997
- Kunst, Jaap. Ethnomusicology: A Study of its Nature, Problems, Methods, and Representative Personalities. 3rd ed. with supplement. The Hague: Nijhoff, 1959-60.
- Beginning with a now classic summary of the study of music as an aspect of human behavior by a founder of modern ethnomusicology (the coiner of the word, in fact), this is largely a list of early publications in European languages, which is then indexed by subject. A cornerstone of serious music study.
REF ML128 .E84K8 1959
- McLean, Mervyn. An Annotated Bibliography of Oceanic Music and Dance. Warren, Mich.: Harmonie Park Press, 1995.
- Historic and modern literature covering musics of the Pacific Islands, including New Guinea, but exclusive of the Indonesian and Malaysian archipelagos. Nearly 3700 entries, some briefly annotated.
REF ML120 .I84M3 1995
- Miller, Terry. Folk Music in America: A Reference Guide. New York: Garland, 1986.
- Annotated entries on a wide range of topics from ballads to bluegrass; more generous coverage of Anglo-, Native-, and Afro-American than of other ethnic traditions.
REF ML128 .F74M5
- Porter, James. The Traditional Music of Britain and Ireland. New York: Garland, 1989.
- Bibliography, with expert annotations, of printed music collections and secondary literature going back more than a century. Separate divisions for England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
REF ML128 .F74P6 1989
- Post, Jennifer. Ethnomusicology: A guide to Research. New York: Rontledge, 2004.
- An attempt at a comprehensive survey, in all relevant formats, issued from 1990 to 2002, though including serial publications with earlier start dates. Descriptions extend from the perfunctory to the generous. Incorporation of sound and video recordings is a strength.
REF ML128 .E84P6 2004
- Schuursma, Ann Briegleb. Ethnomusicology Research: A Select Annotated Bibliography . New York: Garland, 1992.
- A thoughtful, highly selective bibliography designed as an introduction and arranged according to the principal areas of world musics research. The annotations situate the relevant subjects not only within the field but also relate them to themes in anthropology and humanistic studies. Concise and approachable.
REF ML128 .E84S4 1992
- Southern, Eileen and Josephine Wright. African-American Traditions in Song, Sermon, Tale, and Dance. New York: Garland, 1990.
- An annotated guide to collections of primary documents as well as to the published literature on Afro-American oral traditions.
REF ML128 .B45S6 1990