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Academic Video Online (AVON)

An extensive, searchable collection of academic videos ranging many disciplines. A good general reference starting point for research. Topics include: anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, and music among others. Formats include documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels.

AM Explorer

Search across primary source collections from academic publisher Adam Matthew. Content covers African American history, gender and sexuality, global studies, popular culture in Britain and America, Colonial America, Victorian culture, Foreign Office Files for China and the Middle East, Medieval life and writing, social histories, Maritime history and more.

Arts & Humanities (ProQuest)

A collection of full-text scholarly articles from across the humanities. Topics include: art and design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theater, and cultural studies. Designed to complement DAAI, MLA International Bibliography, Philosopher’s Index, and RILM Abstracts. Content spans 1973 – Present.

Arts Premium Collection

A collection of cross-searchable databases with thousands of journal titles, ensuring deep searches of extensive collections in specialist subject areas not covered in more general databases. Subject areas include: Art, Design, Architecture, Humanities, Film/Screen Studies, Music, Performing Arts, and more. With international coverage, and access to the definitive indexes in these fields, the Arts Premium Collection supports academic inquiry and is a rich source for comprehensive arts literature reviews.

Cambridge Companions Online

Authoritative guides offering introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics and periods. Includes Bibliographies.

Cambridge Histories Online

Authoritative texts covering the humanities and social sciences with a concentration on political and cultural history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, music and the arts. Searchable by author, title and subject. Includes bibliographies.

Classical Music in Video

Contains streaming video of performances by leading orchestras, chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with master classes and interviews with teachers from around the world. Approximately 1,500 available performances totaling 1,000 hours available. Includes musical historical figures.

Classical Music Library

Includes tracks of classical music recordings for listening, browsing and searching, benchmarked against the Music Library’s Association’s listing of essential sound recordings. Includes program notes, composer biographies, and images cross-referenced to the recordings. Recommended playlists are presented by themes and categories. Access is limited to 3 users at a time. Content spans: Medieval - Current.

Access is limited to 3 users at a time.

Classical Scores Library

Provides a reliable and authoritative source for scores of the classical canon, as well as a resource for the discovery of lesser-known contemporary works. The collections encompass all major classical musical genres and time periods from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. With full, study, piano, and vocal scores, this comprehensive collection will enhance the study of music history, performance, composition and theory for a variety of scholars.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive: Music, Radio and The Stage

Archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to the 21st century.

Ethnomusicology: Global Field Recordings

Contains over 60 field collections from ethnomusicologists dating from the mid-twentieth century to the early twenty-first century. Includes audio recordings, videos, field notebooks and journals documenting musical traditions and how music interacts with different societies and cultures all over the globe.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

A comprehensive resource that focuses on research of the music of many of the world’s cultures. Includes over 9,000 pages of material and 300 audio recordings with entries from over 700 experts from around the world.

Index to Printed Music

The Index to Printed Music (IPM) is an online resource for finding individual pieces of music printed in standard scholarly editions. IPM records with detailed indexing include, but are not limited to composers, poets, librettists, performing forces (medium), formats, and genres. A separate collection authority link makes it possible to search for titles of music collections, as well as individual compositions. Access is limited to 1 user at a time. 

Access is limited to 1 user at a time.

IPA Source

Provides texts to works for the solo voice in Latin, Italian, German, French, Spanish, and English in order to promote promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content.

Jazz Music Library

Jazz Music Library is a large, comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online. Includes thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.

Met Opera on Demand

An expanding collection of Metropolitan Opera performances in streaming video. Currently includes more than 100 operas with supporting synopses. English and other language subtitles available.

Music Index

Provides indexing to music periodicals. Topics include music, musicians, and the music industry. Content spans 1970 - Present.

Music Online

A collection of classical , jazz, and opera recordings, videos and scores.

Music Periodicals Database (formerly IIMP)

Provides blend of abstracts, indexing and full-text articles. Content covers a broad range of music subject areas from both scholarly and popular music periodicals. Topics include: classical music and opera, jazz and blues, rock, soul and hip-hop, folk music, music business, sound recording, Ethnomusicology, music education, music therapy and instruments. Content spans 1874 - present, mostly from 1996 onwards.

Musical Theater Songs

Draws from 150 years of musical theater repertoire, ranging from well-known standards to rare pieces. The interface allows up to 20-plus parameters (voice type, character age, range, ease for accompanist, descriptive characteristics, etc.) to generate a tailored list of songs from the database. It also provides links to various sites to make it simple to buy, rent, trade or download  sheet music and recordings.

Naxos Music Library

Provides online streaming access to hundreds of thousands of tracks. Offers the world’s largest classical music listening service, as well as jazz, folk, gospel, pop, rock, and spoken word.

Access is limited to 10 users at a time.

On the Boards.tv

Provides full-length, HD-quality contemporary performance films available for streaming, download or mobile viewing, presenting a snapshot of the best new works by current leaders in dance, theater and music.

Opera in Video

Contains opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon.

Oxford Bibliographies

Bibliographies in the subject areas of Anthropology, Art History, Buddhism, Cinema & Media Studies, Evolutionary Biology, International Relations, Latin American Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Music and Classics.

Oxford Bibliographies - Music

Provides detailed, up-to-date bibliographies on composers, key terms, concepts and genres, and numerous aspects of music history and theory, world and popular music, musical instruments, dance, and many other topics compiled by experts in their fields.

Oxford Handbooks Online

Electronic editions of handbooks for the following collections; Archaeology, Classical Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, and Music.

Oxford Music Online

Provides access to full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Part of Oxford Music Online, which also contains the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, the Oxford Dictionary of Music and the Oxford Companion to Music. Selected articles from New Grove Dictionary of American Music.

Access is limited to 3 users at a time.

Oxford Scholarship Online

E-books from Oxford University Press covering subjects across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.

ProQuest Central

A collection of journals and newspapers encompassing all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy.

Recent Researches in Music Online (RRIMO)

Contains scores and partbooks published in Recent Researches in Music series for Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, 19th/20th centuries, American (including MUSA) and Oral Traditions.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Comprehensive international music bibliography featuring citations, abstracts, indexes and links to full-text. Includes indexes for traditional, popular, and classical music. Covers all document types including articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, electronic resources, reviews, and more. Content spans 1835 – present.

RISM Series A/II: Music Manuscripts after 1600

Annotated index and guide to more than 620,000 music manuscripts by over 22,500 composers in over 800 libraries and archives in 32 countries. Most of RISM is found in print in the music reference section at MusicLib Ref ML113.I6, but A/II is only available online. The RISM project aims to comprehensively document the world’s musical sources of manuscripts or printed music, works on music theory, and libretti stored in libraries, archives, monasteries, schools and private collections. Content spans 1600 – 1800. Access is limited to 1 user at a time.

Access is limited to 1 user at a time.

Smithsonian Global Sound

Produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Streaming collection that provides online recordings of the world’s musical and aural traditions. Supports the creation, continuity and preservation of diverse musical forms from around the world.