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Database of musical theater repertoire searchable by parameters such as voice type, character age, range, etc. Then check the MTSU Library Catalog or Music Resource Guide to see if we have a copy of the sheet music.
Resources for Program Notes
Providing good translations of what you're singing is important to your audience. Be sure that you give credit to the translator!
Knowing something about the composer or the song may help your audience become more engaged with your performance.
Do a subject search for the composer in the catalog.
Check the index in the back of the biography to see if individual songs are listed.
Do an "All Fields" search for companion and the composer's last name in the catalog.
Books about the Genre
Do a subject search for songs history and criticism in the catalog.
You may want to add a language to the search terms, for instance: german songs history and criticism
Don't forget liner notes that accompany sound recordings!
Thinking about graduate school? Go to Advanced Search, then select the link for Criteria Search. Click the Masters' Degree button and enter any limits needed. There are several different music degrees to choose from.
If you reside in a college town, see if the college offers a music degree. If so, they probably have a music collection. Get to know the Music Librarian and find out what their borrowing policies are for individuals who live in the community.