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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature Restricted Resource 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 Restricted Resource Some full text available
Index and full text of magazines, newspapers, reports, conference proceedings, and scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines.
ATLA Religion with Full Text Restricted Resource Some full text available
Index and full text of biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues.
Project Muse Restricted Resource 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

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Reference Materials

Harvard Dictionary of Music
Print Location: ML100 .A64 2003
An authoritative music dictionary with encyclopedia including articles, illustrations, and musical examples.  Many entries include a bibliography for further reading.
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Print Location: REF ML100 .N48 2001
This 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.
Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts Restricted Resource 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.

Primary Sources

Center for Popular Music
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 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) 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.

Audio

Naxos Music Library Restricted Resource Resource contains audio
A digital library of streaming music.
Global Music Archive 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.
National Jukebox
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.

Websites

Hymnary.org
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.
Public Domain Song Anthology
The Public Domain Song Anthology by David Berger and Chuck Israels is a collection of 348 popular songs with modern and traditional harmonization for both study and performance. This open educational resource was curated by two leading jazz repertory experts and consists of songs in the US public domain.