Answered By: Lizah Ismail
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2016     Views: 46

To find information on the Baroque Era, a good place to start is the online reference resource, Credo Reference (off campus users need to login using their Limestone email login information before accessing any of our online resources).


In the search box, type the era you want and you will retrieve many entries on that period. Also, most of the entries will also mention famous people (including composers and performers) of that era. These are actively linked so you can click on the links and it will take you to the information on them. Additionally, you may want to type your search as "baroque era" and composers.


Once you have the background information you need and some names, you can continue searching in our library research databases for additional information. To get there, go to our library website at Then under Library Resources on the left, click on Research Databases ( Under General Research, you will find a listing of our General Databases such as Academic One File and Academic Search Premier where you can search for a specific composer or performer, or for searching the time period you want. A good biographical resource is the database Biography in Context. Also, if you have a composer in mind, you can go to our Naxos Music Database and click on the Composers tab near the top.


If you are interested in looking up e-books on the subject, go to the Electronic Books link (also under Library Resources), click on eBooks On EBSCOhost (the first on the list) and search for the era and/or composer/performer you want. (Again, you will need to login first if you have not already done so).