Music - key resources
|Academic 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.
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.
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.
|Music Online: Classical 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.
|Music Online: Listening (Alexander Street)|
Music Online: Listening is a multidisciplinary collection of audiovisual content. Searchable collections include: Classical, Jazz, Contemporary, American, Popular and Smithsonian Global.
|Naxos 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.
|Oxford 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.
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.
|RILM: Abstracts of Music Literature (EBSCOhost)|
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature includes content from the early 1800s through to the present. Covering a variety of publication and media types including journal articles, essay collections, conference proceedings, critical editions of music, digital media, dissertations, monographs, online resources, reference materials, reviews, and technical drawings of instruments. Sound recordings and motion pictures that present the results of scholarly research or fieldwork are also included.
Music - additional resources
|Academic Video Online (AVON): Premium (Alexander Street)|
A multidisciplinary video collection delivering thousands of video titles spanning anthropology, history, business, counselling, dance, ethnic studies, gay and lesbian studies, film, opera, religion, theatre, and more. AVON includes documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. Users will find award-winning films, as well as the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material. Content is available from over 500 producers.
|AllMusic (All Music Guide)|
A searchable database of albums covering all music genres. Includes essays, articles, interviews and videos.
|Anthropology (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.
|Art, Design & Architecture Collection (ProQuest)|
Current and comprehensive indexing for fine art, art history, architecture, design and applied arts. The Art, Design & Architecture Collection includes the specialist indexes ARTbibliographies Modern (covering modern and contemporary art), Design and Applied Arts Index (for all aspects of design and crafts) and the International Bibliography of Art (covering scholarship on Western art history), together with a complementary collection of current full-text journals covering arts and humanities.
|Arts & 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.
|Arts & 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.
|Arts Premium Collection (ProQuest)|
The Arts Premium Collection provides cross-searchable databases with thousands of journal titles, ensuring deep searches of extensive collections in specialist subject fields. Subject areas include art, design, architecture, humanities, film/screen studies, music, performing arts, and more. With international coverage, and access to the definitive indexes in these fields, the Arts Premium Collection supports academic inquiry and is a rich source for comprehensive arts literature reviews.
|British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture (NCCO)|
This archive covers a range of primary sources related to the arts in the Victorian era, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores. It includes such topics as Victorian popular culture, street literature, social history, music, bloods and penny dreadfuls, the history of the English stage, the Royal Literary Fund, and British dramatic works.
|Classical 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.
|Current 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.
|Doctoral 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.
|Fine Arts (Gale OneFile)|
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.
|Gale Academic 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.
|Humanities 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.
|IMSLP (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.
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).
|MLA Directory of Periodicals (EBSCOhost)|
The MLA Directory of Periodicals provides detailed information on over 6,000 journals and book series that cover literature, literary theory, dramatic arts, folklore, language, linguistics, pedagogy, rhetoric and composition, and the history of printing and publishing. Articles published in works listed in the directory are indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.
|MLA International Bibliography (EBSCOhost)|
This citation database covers literature, language and linguistics, folklore, film, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature are also included. The database also includes access to the MLA Directory of Periodicals.
|Music & 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.
|Music & Performing Arts Collection (ProQuest)|
Supporting comprehensive literature reviews, the Music & Performing Arts Collection combines cross-searchable, seminal bibliographies in music and performing arts, with full-text from hundreds of journals. Source bibliographies include International Index to Music periodicals and International Index to Performing Arts. Subjects covered range from musicology to the blues, and from theatre to broadcast arts.
|Music Online: Classical 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.
|Music Online: Garland 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.
|Music 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.
|Oxford Handbooks Online|
The Oxford Handbooks series brings together leading scholars to write articles that survey the current state of scholarship in their field. The collection contains the following subject areas: Archaeology, Business & Management, Classical Studies, Criminology, Economics & Finance, History, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion and Sociology.
|Oxford 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.
|Performing 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.
|Periodicals 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.
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.
|Research 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.
Articles, interviews and reviews from the world's best music writers and critics, from the late 1950s to the present day.
|Social 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.
|Taylor & 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.
A web-based search service giving access to the bibliographic details of what is held in New Zealand and international libraries.