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Music - key resources

InfoDatabase title
Further informationMobile appAcademic Search Complete (EBSCOhost)
Designed for academic institutions, this database provides coverage of multidisciplinary academic journals. It supports research in the key areas of academic study by providing peer-reviewed journals, full-text periodicals, reports, books, and more.
Public accessAusStage
An online resource for researching live performance in Australia. AusStage collects and shares information about Australian live performance as an ongoing, open-access and collaborative endeavour.
Further informationClassical Music Library (Alexander Street)
A multi-label database of classical music recordings. Includes a growing collection of tracks with music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.
Further informationMobile appJSTOR
Provides full-text access to back issues (delay in coverage generally 3-5 years) of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields of the humanities, social sciences, and life sciences. The Library's access includes all Arts & Sciences Collections, the Life Sciences Collection, Business IV, and the Ireland Collection.
Further informationMobile appNaxos Music Library
The world’s largest online classical music library offering streaming access to CDs and tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. The library offers the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues plus the complete catalogues or selected titles from hundreds of record labels. Along with classical music, jazz, world, and pop/rock are also represented.
Further informationOxford Music Online
Covers the history of music with broad coverage of musical styles and external audio links.. Cross-searchable resources include: Grove Music Online, Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford Companion to Music, and Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
Further informationProQuest Central
A leading electronic database providing indexing/abstracting and full-text access to scholarly and general interest publications. It combines information from a number of online databases with subjects covering: business, law, education, computing, science, technology, engineering, arts, medicine, and religion.
Further informationMobile appRILM: Abstracts of Music Literature (EBSCOhost)
A comprehensive, ongoing guide to publications on music from all over the world. Entries include original-language titles, title translations in English, full bibliographic information, and abstracts in English.

 

Music - additional resources

InfoDatabase title
Further informationAcademic OneFile (Gale Cengage)
Provides indexing/abstracting for journals and reference sources with many articles available in full-text. Coverage includes the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes coverage of the New York Times back to 1985.
Further informationAcademic Video Online (AVON): Premium (Alexander Street)
A multidisciplinary collection of videos with thousands of titles and more added each month that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department. Academic Video Online: Premium allows students and researchers to analyse unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors of videos around the world.
Public accessAllMusic (All Music Guide)
A searchable database of albums covering all music genres. Includes essays, articles, interviews and videos.
Further informationMobile appAnthropology (Alexander Street)
This collection brings together Anthropology Online and Ethnographic Video Online. It includes a wide range of ethnographic documentaries, indigenous media, field notes, study guides and raw footage, covering human behaviour the world over. Essential for study in the areas of politics, economics, history, psychology, environmental studies, religion, area studies, linguistics, and geography.
Further informationMobile appArts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science Core Collection)
Bibliographic and citation information for journal articles in the arts and humanities. Individually selected, relevant items from major science and social science journals are also indexed.
Further informationArts & Humanities Database (ProQuest)
This database features hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies. It is designed to complement the following indexes: ABM, Avery, BHA, BHI, DAAI, Index Islamicus, MLA, Philosopher's Index and RILM.
Further informationCambridge Histories Online
Full-text access to the complete volumes of Cambridge Histories reference series. Provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects.
Further informationMobile appClassical Music in Video (Alexander Street)
Contains classical music performances and masterclasses captured on video - including major orchestral performances, chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world.
Further informationClassical Scores Library: Volume I and Volume II (Alexander Street)
An online scores database of classical music covering all time periods from medieval to contemporary. The database covers a diverse range of genres including choral works, symphonies, operas, and the avant-garde. Volume I includes more than 400,000 pages of important music scores and manuscripts, including Bach, Schubert, Mozart, Handel, Beethoven, Liszt, Brahms, Chopin and more. Volume II provides 200,000 pages of additional scores and alternative editions of compositions.
Further informationMobile appCurrent Contents Connect (Web of Science)
A multidisciplinary, current awareness database that provides access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, and abstracts from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals, as well as from relevant, evaluated websites.
Public accessDoctoral Dissertations in Musicology
An international database of bibliographic records for dissertations in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology, as well as in related musical, scientific, and humanistic disciplines.
Further informationFine Arts and Music Collection (Gale Cengage)
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that support research in areas including drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. The database emphasises full-text content for publications included in the Wilson Art Index and RILM bibliography.
Further informationGarland Encyclopedia of World Music (Alexander Street)
An online resource devoted to music research of all the world’s peoples. Resources include: Full-text of the print encyclopedia; Audio recordings; Musical illustrations, photographs, and drawings; Song texts and score examples; and, Charts and maps of world regions.
Further informationMobile appHumanities International Complete (EBSCOhost)
Provides full-text of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. This database includes all data from Humanities International Index plus unique full-text content.
Public accessIMSLP (International Music Score Library Project) Petrucci Music Library
A virtual library containing public domain music scores, as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music without charge. Includes discussion pages and forums for the exchange of ideas on musical works and their analysis.
Further informationIter Bibliography
A bibliography comprised of secondary source material pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Citations for books and journal material are included, as are citations for dissertation abstracts and essays in books (including entries in conference proceedings, festschriften, encyclopedias and exhibition catalogues).
Further informationIter Italicum
A finding list of previously uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued Renaissance humanistic manuscripts found in libraries and collections all over the world.
Further informationMLA International Bibliography (ProQuest)
A subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Access to the MLA Directory of Periodicals database is also provided.
Further informationMusic & Performing Arts (Alexander Street)
Combines audio and video that spans all time periods, hundreds of thousands of seminal artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles to provide an environment for the teaching of music. Search across the following collections: Classical Music in Video, Classical Music Library, Classical Scores Library, Opera in Video, Dance in Video, Asian Film Online, Theatre in Video, and Garland Encyclopedia of World Music.
Further informationMusic Periodicals Database (ProQuest)
This database provides indexing and full-text for international music periodicals from over 20 countries. It covers the full spectrum of subjects and all aspects of music, including music education, performance, ethnomusicology, musical theatre, theory, popular music forms and composition.
Further informationOxford History of Western Music
Access the full-text from the Oxford History of Western Music with notes, bibliographies and further readings for all chapters. Browse illustrations, musical examples, and the index from the print edition. Connect to relevant entries in Grove Music Online.
Further informationOxford Language Dictionaries Online
Provides translations of words and phrases, plus a range of tools and resources to help you learn and use language more effectively. The Library's subscription includes access to the language dictionaries and study materials for Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Further informationPerforming Arts Periodicals Database (ProQuest)
This database provides indexing and full-text for international periodicals covering a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theatre, stagecraft, musical theatre, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television and more.
Further informationPeriodicals Index Online (PIO) (ProQuest)
An international index to millions of articles published in the humanities and social sciences. Every article in each journal is indexed, from volume 1, issue 1 to recent times. The database includes periodicals in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, and other Western languages.
Further informationProject MUSE
Provides digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. A source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals with over 120 publishers currently participating.
Further informationProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I
A collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, from 1743 to the present day. Where available, the database includes a 24-page preview. Dissertations published since July 1980 include a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts.
Further informationResearch Library (ProQuest)
A multidisciplinary database designed to cover the top 150 core academic subject reference areas. The database includes thousands of full-text titles, with a diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and general interest magazines.
Further informationRock's Backpages
Articles, interviews and reviews from the world's best music writers and critics, from the late 1950s to the present day.
Public accessMobile appSocial Science Research Network (SSRN)
A collaborative database of specialised research networks in each of the social sciences. SSRN includes an Abstract Database containing scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection containing full-text documents.
Further informationMobile appTaylor & Francis Online
A collection of full text journals in humanities, social sciences, science and technology from Taylor & Francis, Routledge and Psychology Press, including access to back issues from 1997 where available.
Public accessTe Puna
A web-based search service giving access to the bibliographic details of what is held in New Zealand and international libraries.