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Music Diversity Resources: Books

A collection of resources focused on highlighting diversity in the world of music

How to use this page

The books and eBooks below are organized by type of diversity and are meant to serve as a jumping-off point. For a more in-depth look at what is available in our catalog, check out the links under "Subject Search" and as always, feel free to reach out to us for help. 

When searching subject headings for DEIA materials you may encounter a heading that is outdated or sometimes offensive. It is important to remember that Libraries are institutions and fostering change on the institutional level can be slow. We use Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) which were first published in 1898. Below are some general articles addressing this issue.

Conscientious Cataloging: Librarians work to advance equity in subject headings.

Evolution of a Subject Heading: The Story Continues.

How Equal Are Subject Headings?

Illegal Aliens and Other Unwarranted Subject Headings.

Books & E-books



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