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A guide to research in Music.
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  • Grove Music Online  
      
    Including more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world, Grove Music Online is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music.
  • Oxford Music Online  
      
    Oxford Music Online is the gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. It includes the Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
  • Harvard Dictionary of Music  
      
    Includes definitions of musical terms, entries for all the styles and forms in Western music, and descriptions of instruments.
  • Oxford History of Western Music  
      
    The Oxford History of Western Music online offers an unmatched account of the evolution of Western classical music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin. Since its original publication in print Taruskin’s landmark study has received universal acclaim and numerous awards
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature  
      
    RILM (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale) Abstracts of Music Literature contains records in 100 languages; entries include original-language titles, title translations in English, full bibliographic information, and abstracts in English.
  • JSTOR  
      
    A database of scholarly journal backfiles.
  • Classical Music in Video  
      
    This collection contains 1,000 hours of classical music performances and masterclasses captured on video—approximately 1,500 performances in all.
  • Opera in Video  
      
    Opera in Video will contain five hundred hours of the most important 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.
  • Naxos Music Library
    Naxos Music Library is an online classical music library offering streaming access to more than 86,420 CDs. The library offers the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogs plus the complete catalogs or selected titles from other classical, jazz and world music labels.
  • Naxos Music Library Jazz  
      
    Naxos Music Library Jazz offers a mix of selections of jazz legends and contemporary jazz.
  • WorldCat  
      
    Worldwide union catalog created and maintained collectively by more than 9,000 member institutions. If you find a resource in WorldCat, check in I-Share to see if Morris Library owns a copy. If not, try Interlibrary Loan.

Also Try

  • Academic Search Complete  
      
    Academic Search Premier, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,650 serials, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed publications.
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index  
      
    "Journal article citations and article references."
  • Dissertations and Theses Abstracts  
      
    "This database includes more than 2 million doctoral dissertations and master's theses. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350- word abstracts written by the author. Master's theses published from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts.
  • ERIC (Ovid)  
      
    "ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), is an information system sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education that collects, creates, and distributes the U.S. national bibliographic database."
  • FirstSearch  
      
    Includes several databases, among them WorldCat and ArticleFirst.
  • International Music Score Library Project  
      
    IMSLP has created a music library to provide music scores free of charge to anyone with internet access, with several other projects in planning. IMSLP is also entirely collaborative, and all contributions are greatly welcome.
    **PLEASE check the info tab to see important copyright info
  • Music Treasures Consortium  
      
    Music Treasures Consortium provides online access to the world's most valued music manuscripts and print materials, held at the most renowned music archives, in order to further research and scholarship.
  • OmniFile Full Text Select (Wilson)  
      
    OmnFile Full Text Select is a multidisciplinary database providing full text with every entry from more than 1,600 publications.
  • RIdIM (Association Répertoire International d'Iconographie Musicale)
    From the website: "The RIdIM database is designed to facilitate discovery of music iconography images by registered researchers, and the description of such images by registered cataloguers. The database is web-based and platform independent, and access will be free of charge to scholars affiliated with academic institutions, galleries, museums, etc., as well as independent researchers."

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