Tools and Resources

Welcome to the Tools and Resources page. Below you will find a variety of pathways into the content of Grove Music Online, as well as useful supplementary content.

Article features and dictionary conventions

Abbreviations and Library Sigla

Grove Music Online uses abbreviations for general terms, periodical titles, standard reference books and series, libraries and institutions, and instrument collections.

Author resources

Are you a Grove author? Or are you interested in becoming one? Visit our author resources page.

Subject Guides and Research Resources

Explore Grove Music Online through our free resources for teaching and research, including topical guides and resource articles, indexes, timelines, interviews, and more.

Grove Music Online User's Manual

Adapted from the introduction to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, this user's manual covers Grove’s headword formats, article signatures, work lists, transliteration guides, and other information to make Grove Music Online easier to use.

Customer Services and Help

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