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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

World Music

This guide can help you begin upper level research into ethnomusicology and world music topics.


Bringing world music into the classroom can be a way to foster an interest in both world cultures and music in children and adults.  There are multiple resources available in the Library that can help you do this!

To search for similar materials on your own, try a subject search in the library catalog for the following subject headings:

  • World music -- Instruction and study
  • Folk music -- Instruction and study

If you are looking for resources for teaching world music to children, you can add headings like:

  • School music -- Instruction and study
  • Children's songs -- Instruction and study

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