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- RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
Indexes international scholarly literature in all genres of music, as well as music education, theory, therapy, and ethnomusicology.
- Music Periodicals Database
Indexes over 425 international scholarly and popular music periodicals with full text from 140 titles.
- Oxford Music Online
The authoritative standard for English-language music dictionaries, providing biographies, definitions of terms, works lists, etc.
- Music and Performing Arts (Alexander Street Press)
A cross-searchable portal of audio and video products from Alexander Street Press.
- Naxos Music Library
Naxos Music Library offers streaming audio of more than a million tracks of classical music covering all time periods.
Provides full-text access to the archives of core scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences.
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- AES E-Library
Search and download PDFs of articles and papers from the Audio Engineering Society from 1953 to the present.
- Alexander Street Press
Combined search platform for ASP audio and video collections
- Alexander Street Video
Thousands of streaming videos including documentaries, news and historical events, opera, dance and drama performances.
- American Music
Provides streaming access to more than 600,000 audio tracks of American music.
- Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians
Provides more than 15,000 biographies of musicians spanning the medieval ages to the present.
- Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians since 1990
An A-Z biographical reference that focuses on individual artists and groups in all popular styles active from 1990 to the present.
- British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
Digital archive of primary sources related to the arts in the Victorian era.
- Classical Music in Video
A collection of 1100 videos of classical music performances and masterclasses.
- Classical Music Library
Classical Music Library offers a multi-label collection of music recordings, featuring performances from independent and major labels.
- Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music
Derived from the classic Oxford Dictionary of Music, this concise edition has over 14,000 entries on musical terms from allegro to zingaro.
- Dictionary of Opera Characters
Contains over 2,500 entries on operatic characters, with information on the creator of the role and notable performances.
- Digital Concert Hall
Provides streaming access to hundreds of concerts from the Berlin Philharmonic.
Provides CD-quality streaming access to more than 4000 albums from 42 independent record labels.
- Encyclopedia of African American Music
Showcases all facets of African American music including folk, religious, concert and popular styles.
- Encyclopedia of Popular Music
30,000 entries cover all genres and periods from 1900 to present, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world.
- Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive
Complete runs of digitized major trade and consumer magazines, from their inception to 2000, including Variety, Billboard, and others.
- Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
A comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples.
- Grove Book of Opera Singers
Offers an alphabetically arranged collection of authoritative biographies of opera singers.
- Grove Book of Operas
The Grove Book of Operas is a collection of synopses and descriptions of over 250 operas.
- The Grove Dictionary of American Music
Contains more than 9000 entries providing extensive coverage of music and music-making in the United States.
- The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments
Provides extensive coverage on worldwide musical instruments, instrument makers, and the cultural roles of instruments.
- International Computer Music Conference Proceedings
The Proceedings is the collection of peer-reviewed papers and studio reports presented at each ICMC.
- IPA Source
Contains more than 11,000 International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts.
- Jazz Music Library
Streaming audio of over 130,000 recordings of every jazz genre and time period, featuring jazz artists from around the world.
- The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991
A weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio (and later, television) programmes in print.
- Met Opera on Demand
Provides streaming access to more than 500 full-length Metropolitan Opera performances.
- Monterey Jazz Festival Collection
A database documenting nearly 9,000 jazz pieces, interviews, and other events representing over 1,000 hours of audio and video.
- Music Index (EBSCO)
Music Index is a comprehensive guide to music periodicals and other literature, featuring digitized content from 1970 to the present.
- Music Industry Data
A database of historical and current chart data from Billboard, Official Chart Company, and other reporting agencies from over 30 countries.
Provides performing arts news and databases of contact information.
- Naxos Video Library
A streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts, and documentaries.
High-quality films of full-length performances by some of today’s most provocative artists working in dance, theater, and music.
- Opera in Video
Opera in Video contains 300 opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries.
- Orchestral Music Online
Orchestral Music Online is an online version of David Daniels's classic reference work providing basic information on thousands of works.
- Organs and Churches of Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic
This collection contains photographs of historical pipe organs in Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic.
- Oxford Companion to Music
Includes articles that range from clear, concise definitions of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of forms and styles.
- Oxford Dictionary of Music
Provides over 12,000 entries and covers musical subjects of all kinds in an authoritative and accessible way.
- Oxford Handbooks Online
Database of over 25,000 articles from more than 700 handbooks published by OUP across 14 subject areas.
- Oxford History of Western Music
Electronic edition of Richard Taruskin's 5-volume account of the evolution of Western classical music.
- Periodicals Index Online
Indexes over 7,000 arts, humanities & social science journals, from their first issues through 2000.
- Project MUSE
Full-text access to scholarly journals & e-books published by over 120 scholarly societies & university presses.
- RELICS: Renaissance Liturgical Imprints Census
A database of citations to over 13,000 liturgical titles printed in Europe between 1450 and 1600.
- RIPM e-Library of Music Periodicals
A supplement to the RIPM Index and Online Archive; a collection of 35 full-text music periodicals from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
- RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (EBSCO)
International annotated bibliography of writings on musical history and culture, found in music periodicals published from 1800-1950.
- RISM International Inventory of Musical Sources
The most comprehensive index to music manuscripts produced after 1600; also indexes pre-1800 musical editions.
- Rock's Backpages
A full-text archive of music journalism covering all types of popular music from the 1960's to the present day.
- Smithsonian Global Sound
Streaming audio of 50,000 tracks of ethnic music from around the world, including the catalog of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
- Thomas A. Edison Papers
Digitized collection of lab notebooks, diaries, business records, and correspondence documenting the life and work of Thomas Alva Edison.
- Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902-2008
Full digital version of the Times Literary Supplement from 1902 through 2008.
Combined catalog of 360+ million items of all kinds (books, periodicals, videos, maps, etc.) in 25,000+ libraries worldwide.