Articles - Online
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
RILM is an ultra-scholarly resource for Music research. International and multilingual, RILM contains CITATIONS only, with brief English-language annotations. Serious music historians start with RILM.
ML410 = Composers' Biographies
You can browse this the shelves at this classification to find composers' biographies, as they are organized alphabetically by surname! Be advised that much older/lesser-used material is presently in-storage.
Composer Guides / Thematic Catalogues
ML134 = Composers' Thematic Catalogues
These are frequently found in the Reference Section, again organized alphabetically by composer's surname. In addition to biographical and bibliographical information, musical incipits are frequently included (the beginning few measures of a musical work/movement, in notation).
Online Biographical and Bibliographical Information
Grove Music Online
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Check this for composers' biographies; scroll-down to the END of a composer's article to find the bibliography (list of articles and books, listed oldest-newest). Large bibliographies may be organized by genre/topic.