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Music Resources Online: Library Resources

 

In addition to our collection of books, scores, and recordings, the Music Library offers access to important electronic resources for music study and research. On this page you may find links to licensed subscription resources provided through the library. For open Web resources, try Music Resources Online: Web Resources.

lIBRARY RESOURCES: E-REFERENCE

Oxford Music Online
Formerly Grove Music Online, this resource now offers electronic access to the full content of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, The Oxford Companion to Music, and The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, plus articles from The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Access limited to 5 simultaneous users; please log out when finished.

Oxford History of Western Music
Richard Taruskin's monumental Oxford History of Western Music, in interactive digital format. Contains the full text, all images, and all musical examples from the print edition. Access limited to 2 simultaneous users; please log out when finished.

Harvard Dictionary of Music
Online, interactive access to the full text of the Harvard Dictionary of Music. Part of the Credo Reference Collection.

New Penguin Dictionary of Music
Online, interactive access to the full text of the New Penguin Dictionary of Music. Part of the Credo Reference Collection.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990
Online, interactive access to the full text of Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Collection.

Credo Reference
A large general collection of scholarly reference e-books with many useful interactive features. Search across the complete collection with a single interface.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Another major, easy-to search collection of scholarly reference e-books.

IPA Source
A searchable online database with literal transcriptions and International Phonetic Alphabet transcriptions of more than 12,000 aria and song texts.

LIBRARY RESOURCES: STREAMING AUDIO / video DATABASES

Naxos Music Library
Online service streaming the content of over 110,000 albums, with over 1.6 million tracks. Mostly classical, with modest holdings in Jazz, Folk, and World Music genres. Searchable and browsable. Includes downloadable liner notes to many albums, and an extensive biographical database of composers and artists.

Classical Music Library
Online service streaming the content of more than 57,000 albums, including more than 900,000 tracks. Searchable and browsable. Includes downloadable liner notes to many recordings and a database of biographical and historical information.

Jazz Music Library
Online service streaming the content of more than 52,000 albums, including more than 690,000 tracks. Searchable and browsable. A diverse collection representing all genres in jazz, from the beginning of the jazz era to the present day. Includes downloadable liner notes to many recordings and a database of biographical and historical information.

Popular Music Library
Online service streaming the content of more than 413,000 albums, including more than 5 million tracks. Includes artists as diverse as Edith Piaf, Elvis Presley, and the Sex Pistols. Searchable and browsable.

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
Online service streaming the content of more than 3,000 albums, including more than 44,000 tracks. Includes material from aural traditions around the world, plus spoken word, oral history, natural and man-made sound-effect recordings. Searchable and browsable.

American Music
Formerly known as American Song, this online service streams the content of more than 47,000 albums, including more than 635,000 tracks. Historically-oriented collection of American vocal traditions, including folk, blues, bluegrass, gospel, country, native Americans, and much more. Searchable and browsable.

Contemporary World Music
Online service streaming the content of more than 147,000 albums, including more than 1.8 million tracks. Content includes traditional and contemporary music from around the world, from Japanese shakuhachi to Afro-pop to contemporary Celtic music.

Opera in Video
A comprehensive collection of operatic performances covering the most commonly studied operas in music history, opera literature, and performance classes. Contains 500 hours of video comprising 288 operatic works. Each video is navigable by act and scene, or use the searchable transcript to jump to any point in the performance.

Kanopy Video
A large, multidisciplinary collection of streaming video titles, including a number related to music performance, music appreciation, and cultural and psychological approaches to music..

Metropolitan Opera on Demand (Trial Subscription)
Met Opera on Demand provides access to more than 550 full performances from the Metropolitan Opera House, including more than 400 audio recordings of performances originally broadcast over radio and more than 150 video recordings from classic telecasts and the Met's Live in HD series. All operas include a synopsis in English, and all videos include English subtitles. Trial runs until November 6, 2016.

LIBRARY RESOURCES: INDEXES TO SCORES AND LITERATURE

Index to Printed Music
Indexes the contents of standard critical score collections, composers' collected works, and "monumental" editions such as Musica Britannica.

RILM
Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, the most comprehensive international bibliography of scholarly literature on music, including not only journal articles but also books, dissertations, and other material. Not a full-text database, but an index of abstracts. Use Article Linker, Summon, or the library catalog to locate items indexed, or ask a librarian for help.

Music Index
The primary index of the music periodical literature, covering both scholarly and non-scholarly publications. Use Article Linker, Summon, or the library catalog to locate items indexed, or ask a librarian for help.

Music Periodicals Database
Formerly known as IIMP, or International Index of Music Periodicals, this resource provides indexing and abstracting of about 425 music journals, with full-text access to about 140 journals. For articles without full-text availability, use Article Linker or the library catalog to locate items indexed, or ask a librarian for help.

Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (RIPM)
A highly-annotated international index of 223 music periodicals covering the period from 1760-1966 (the year of the founding of RILM). Limited abstracting, but informative details about the journals indexed. Use Article Linker or the library catalog to locate articles indexed, or ask a librarian for help.

GENERAL AND INTER-DISCIPLINARY DATABASES

Academic Search Complete
A large, interdisciplinary aggregated database with scholarly literature from many fields.

ProQuest Central
Another large, interdisciplinary aggregated database with scholarly literature from many fields.

JSTOR
A large repository of scholarly content with backfiles of over 2,000 journals. One the first projects of its kind, it first went online in 1995.

PQDT
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, formerly Dissertation Abstracts International, a large repository of unpublished research and scholarship. The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. Dissertations and theses are especially useful for their bibliographies and literature reviews, and often represent the cutting edge of scholarship in a particular topic.