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Fine Arts Libraries Anti-Racist Research Guide: Music

Highlighting existing diversity and anti-racist resources in the Fine Arts Libraries

About this page

The sources featured on this page offer a brief overview of what is available through the University of Washington Fine Arts Libraries. 

Look at the tabs on the left-hand navigation panel nestled under the "Music" tab:

Search Strategies

Start by navigating to the UW Libraries Search

Try combining keywords for topics you are interested in such as:

  • Gender AND Music
  • Equality OR Diversity AND Music


Try combining subject headings for topics you are interested in such as:

  • Ethnicity in music
  • Feminism and music
  • Music by black composers 
  • Music by gay composers


To refine your search play around with the following filters

  • Resource Type - Print Books, eBooks, articles, etc.
  • Availability - Available in the Library, Available Online, etc.
  • Topic


Make use of the bibliographies at the back of the books, often these are a gold mine for further resources as well as keywords to search

Starting Points / Top Resources

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