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History of Jazz - Oakland Campus: Books

This LibGuide is designed to help students taking the History of Jazz course (Music 0711) find resources related to the course.

Searching for Jazz Materials in PITTCat Classic

If you're trying to choose a research topic, or find materials, here are some search terms you may find useful. Use these in PITTCat Classic by typing "subject:" into the search bar, followed by the term. For example, "subject:Jazz--History" will search for all books with that subject.

  • Jazz--History and Criticism
  • Jazz--History
  • Jazz--Europe--History
  • Jazz--Illinois--History and Criticism
  • Jazz--Louisiana--New Orleans
  • Jazz--Louisiana--New Orleans--History and Criticism
  • Jazz--Michigan--Detroit--History and Criticism
  • Jazz--Missouri--Kansas City--History and Criticism
  • Jazz--New York (State) -- History and Criticism
  • Jazz Musicians--Biography
  • Jazz Musicians--Interviews
  • Jazz--Social Aspects
  • Blues (Music)
  • Blues (Music)--African Influences
  • Blues (Music)--History and criticism
  • Blues (Music)--influence
  • Blues (Music)--Mississippi--History and Criticism
  • Women jazz musicians

Additional Print References

Here's another list of books that you may find useful. Click on the title of each book to access PITTCat and find out whether the book is currently available. There are many more books about jazz in the library, but these books may give you an idea where to start your research.

Can't Find It?

If we do not have a particular book, article or other resource in our collection, you can borrow it from another campus or local, national or worldwide library through our free interlibrary loan services.

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