Answered By: Laura Percival Last Updated: Jan 04, 2017 Views: 22
The main databases for music students are:
- Oxford Music Online - Online version of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.
- RILM Abstracts of Music Literature - This is the major source for discovering what journal articles (and other material) have been written about (mainly classical) music.
- JSTOR (Arts and Sciences III) - This covers around 50 titles full-text but is archival so recent articles are not included. Articles in JSTOR may be effectively searched for though RILM.
- ZETOC - This is a useful supplement to RILM as it covers music in non-music journals.
- Rock's Back Pages - An archive of reviews, interviews and features from the early '60s to the present day - please note - this database has its own username and password to log in. Follow the link to see the details.
- IPA Source - Library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts.
We also have access to online music and video resources:
- Classical Music Library - One of the largest online classical music recording collections available for listening, with the main emphasis on the baroque, classical and romantic periods.
Jazz Music Library - Online collection of jazz tracks.
Naxos Music Library - As well as Naxos recordings, releases from several other labels are now included, covering Jazz, World Music, and a wide range of Classical repertoire.
Naxos Music Library Jazz - List of Jazz recordings
Naxos Video Library - Streaming video from Naxos and several labels. - please note - this database has its own username and password to log in. Follow the link to see the details.
For more help, please visit the music subject guide.
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