For assistance, contact research specialist Bruce Lancaster, x3487.

Name Description Guide
Classical Music Library

Online streaming audio of classical music. NEW: tracks can also be downloaded to an iPhone or Android phone. ( Audio player must be installed to play music. )

International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text

Index and full text to scholarly and popular music journals, some as far back as 1874.

International Index to Performing Arts

IIPA covers all aspects of the performing arts from 1864 onward; some full text is available.

Lexis-Nexis Academic

Selectively indexes, with full text, over 5700 publications in news, business, law and matters of popular interest, mostly from the last ten years.

Nineteenth Century Masterfile

Indexes to magazines and books of the 19th century (1800-1899).

Oxford Music Online

Online music reference work. Includes Grove Music Online; Oxford Dictionary of Music; Oxford Companion to Music, etc.

Proquest Research Library

A general index to popular, professional and scholarly publications. Many full text articles available.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Abstracts of music literature.

Web Sites

For assistance, contact research specialist Bruce Lancaster, x3487.

  • Bach Bibliography

    Bibliography of citations dealing with the music of Bach, compiled by Yo Tomita, School of Music & Sonic Arts, Queen’s University Belfast with the generous assistance of Nobuaki Ebata and contributors.

  • Best Information on the Net: Music

    Contains selected links on all types of music. By the library at St. Ambrose University.

  • Broadside Verses Collection – Enoch Pratt Free Library

    “The Broadside Verses provide a unique look into life in 19th century America, especially life in Maryland between 1860 and 1865, when the country was in turmoil, and immediately after the Civil War. Most of these verses have a political message, but others – advertisements, love songs, temperance songs, ballads about life and death – show what life was like for Marylanders and other Americans after the Civil War, providing insight into the American character and personality.”

  • Ethnomusicology – World Music – UW library

    List with sections on organizations and institutions, publications, recordings, and sites by geographical region. From University of Washington Libraries; some material restricted to UW users.

  • Gramophone Archive

    Search the back issues of Gramophone Magazine, including classical music reviews.

  • HipHop Archive

    “The Hiphop Archive organizes and develops collections, initiates and participates in research activities, sponsors events and acquires material culture associated with Hiphop in the U.S. and throughout the world.”

  • IMSLP: Petrucci Music Library

    The IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library is a wiki with the goal of creating a complete virtual library of all scores in the public domain. Not recommended for current research, but useful for a quick lookup, it has over 79,000 scores as of Dec. 2010. It includes works in the public domain as well as works by composers willing to share their music at no charge.

  • Internet Archive

    3 million out of copyright texts, music, video and more!

  • Voice of the Shuttle: Music

    Includes general music sites as well as resources for the study of music by period, music theory and computer music. By Allan Liu, University of California – Santa Barbara.

  • Writing in College – A Short Guide to College Writing

    From the University of Chicago