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Journal Articles

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
An index covering all areas of music and related fields of study.  RILM indexes journals, books, conference proceedings, discographies, dissertations, ethnographic recordings, Festschriften, films, and videos.  Published by Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale.

Academic Search Complete Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Index and full text of magazines, newspapers, reports, conference proceedings, and scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines.

ATLA Religion with Full Text Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index and full text of biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues.

Project Muse Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of a variety of journals published by the Johns Hopkins University Press; covers 1995-present in most cases.

Publications in the Field

Find a Publication Unrestricted Resource
Search for a journal, magazine, or other periodical by its exact title, the beginning words of the title, or words within the title. You can also browse by Category for journals in your field of interest.

Reference Materials

Bach Bibliography Unrestricted Resource
The Bach Bibliography project has the following aim: to make available to scholars free access to the most up-to-date and most comprehensive bibliography for Bach studies. Users can search by keyword in any specific or unspecific fields (such as 'author', 'title', 'year') in various combinations.

Center for Black Music Research Unrestricted Resource
Includes definitions and information on styles and genres, bibliographies and music lists, a discography of music of black composers, resources for teachers, the CBMR Style Guide, and a list of current jobs in the field.

Encyclopedia of Popular Music On campus use only
This ten-volume set covers all facets of popular music.  Entries include lists of albums, compilations, and where applicable, further reading.
Call Number: ML102.P66 G84 2006

Harvard Dictionary of Music On campus use only
An authoritative music dictionary with encyclopedia including articles, illustrations, and musical examples.  Many entries include a bibliography for further reading.
Call Number: ML100 .A64 2003

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians On campus use only
This 29-volume set includes 29,000 detailed and signed articles written by 5,700 contributors from 98 countries. The articles include 20,000 biographies; 2,200 entries for instruments and their makers; 1,400 entries on styles, terms, and genres; 1,300 entries on world music; 1,200 entries on popular music; plus entries on other topics, like acoustics.
Call Number: REF ML100 .N48 2001

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Covers the cultural history of biblical texts, themes, characters, images, and the Bible itself in the literary, visual, and musical arts.

Audio Recordings

Naxos Music Library Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Resource contains audio
A digital library of streaming music.

Archival Sound Recordings Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains audio
This website delivers a selection of that rich audio heritage in the form of tens of thousands of digitized recordings and their associated documentation.
Note: Not all sound recordings will be available to U.S. users due to copyright.

Global Music Archive Unrestricted Resource Resource contains audio
The Global Music Archive is a multi-media reference archive and resource center for traditional and popular song, music, and dance of Africa and the Americas. It is a public facility that promotes education in African and American traditional and popular music through its own activities and by supporting the activities of others.

Global Performing Arts Database (GloPAD) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
A virtual library containing images, sound recordings, three-dimensional models, and video clips in a variety of languages.

Judaica Sound Archives Unrestricted Resource Resource contains audio
An online archive containing 70,000 Judaica sound recordings of music, litergy, humor, and theater.  Some background information on the artists and recordings is available.

National Jukebox Unrestricted Resource Resource contains audio
The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.

Primary Sources

Beethoven-Haus Bonn Digital Archives Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains audio
"The Beethoven-Haus Bonn is one of the two most important archives of primary source documents concerning composer Ludwig van Beethoven. For more than a century it has been publishing books, scores, and facsimiles of Beethoven material, and Das Digitale Beethoven-Haus is an extension of that imperative to share and inform."
-CHOICE May 'O8 ~ Vol. 45, No. 09

Center for Popular Music Unrestricted Resource
The Center for Popular Music (CPM) is a research center devoted to the study and scholarship of popular music in America. The Center maintains an archive of research materials stretching from the early eighteenth century to the present and develops and sponsors programs in vernacular music.

Historic American Sheet Music Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
The Historic American Sheet Music collection presents 3,042 pieces of sheet music drawn from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University, which holds an important, representative, and comprehensive collection of nineteenth and early twentieth century American sheet music.

International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
IMSLP is a community-built library of public domain sheet music, containing an extensive collection of scores scanned to PDF. Also includes some recordings, when available.

Includes all public domain works of J.S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Joseph Canteloube, Emmanuel Chabrier, Ernest Chausson, Frédéric Chopin, Arcangelo Corelli, Claude Debussy, Vincent d'Indy, Paul Dukas, Gabriel Fauré, Pierre-Octave Ferroud, George Frideric Handel, Jean Huré, Albéric Magnard, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Maurice Ravel, Albert Roussel, Erik Satie, Florent Schmitt, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Alexander Scriabin and Jean Sibelius, as well as a large percentage of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Liszt, and many others.

Leonard Bernstein Collection Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Digitized documents pertaining to the work and life of Leonard Bernstein, including 1,100 pieces of correspondence, program scripts (including drafts), photographs, and other materials.

Websites

All About Jazz Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
A resource for jazz enthusiasts including lists of new releases, festivals, radio stations, articles, columns, CD and book reviews, musician interviews, and links to other resources on the Web.

Classical Net Unrestricted Resource
Classical Net features more than 9000 pages and 20,000+ images including more than 7200 CD, SACD, DVD, Blu-ray, Book and Concert reviews and over 5500 links to other classical music web sites.

Hiphop Archive Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
hiphoparchive.org provides information about all activities and projects and serves as a resource for those interested in knowing, developing, building, maintaining and representing Hiphop.

Hymnary.org Unrestricted Resource
Hymnary.org is an online hymn and worship music database for worship leaders, hymnologists, and amateur hymn lovers alike. At Hymnary.org you can search or browse hymns by title, tune, meter, key, scripture reference, and more.

Manuscripts and Princes in Medieval and Renaissance Europe Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
This exhibition includes illuminated manuscripts from five major European libraries, including prayer and gospel books, ancient Greek and Roman classics, historical and travel texts, and sacred music and theology texts.

Sites of Interest to Musicologists Unrestricted Resource
A directory of web resources compiled by the American Musicological Society.  Topics covered include job listings, journals, encyclopedia, blogs, and music jokes.

The European Library Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Provides direct access to millions of full-text pages and digital objects that include manuscripts, video, audio, images, and books from national and research libraries across Europe. You can search materials in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, biomedical sciences, and technological sciences.