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Research Guide: Music

  • Music Databases

    RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
    Provides abstracts of articles from over 5000 journals, books, reviews, dissertations, etc., in the field of music. (1969-present) (more info)
    Music Index Online (a Public Library database)
    Indexes articles from more than 670 international music periodicals. (more info)
    Naxos Music Library
    Naxos Music Library is a collection of classical music available online. It includes the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Dacapo catalogues of over 85,000 tracks, including Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music. (more info)
    Naxos Music Library: Jazz
    Offers close to 22,600 tracks of jazz from over 2,300 albums from Naxos Jazz and the 22 labels of Fantasy Jazz. (more info)
    Free Music Archive
    The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. The Free Music Archive is directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. (more info)
    The Internet Archive: Music & Arts
    The audio Music collection features nearly 600 virtual record labels found in the Netlabels collection, the unique contemporary compositions and performances found in the Other Minds collection, and the hundreds of popular songs from the early 20th Century found in the 78 RPM collection. (more info)
  • Multidisciplinary Databases

    JSTOR
    Use the advanced search function to search within a specific discipline.   (more info)
    Project Muse
    A unique collaboration between libraries and the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, providing 100% full-text, online access to over 400 titles from prestigious humanities and social sciences journals and nearly 100 not-for-profit publishers. Browse by discipline and select folklore under social sciences (more info)
    New York Times - Historical
    Provides access to full text articles, photos, and advertisements in the New York Times from 1851 through 2009. (more info)
    American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series I
    Facsimile images of approximately 15,000 broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900. (more info)
    Europeana (European)
    Europeana links to over 4.6 million digital items from European museums and galleries, archives, libraries and audio-visual collections. (more info)
  • Scores & Score Collections

    International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
    An online repository of free, downloadable music works - has 85,000 scores, or parts for nearly 35,000 works, with several thousand being added every month. The site has recently begun adding recording and on-demand printing services. (more info)
    Consoritum of Digital Sheet Music Online
    A consortium of digital sheet music online, from 4 major university collections: UC Los Angeles, Indiana University, Johns Hopkins University, and Duke University. Strength in 19th-20th C. music; can look at the covers and search by keyword if exact titles are not known. (more info)
    Sibley Music Scores Online
    The University of Rochester's Sibley Music Library is the largest academic music library in North America. It has been engaged in an NEH project to digitize its public-domain music scores, emphasizing scores not widely held by other libraries and not digitized elsewhere. To date the library has digitized almost 12,000 scores. More resources are constantly being added. (more info)
    Naxos Sheet Music Library
    Contains thousands of original scores from the world's leading publishers, artists and composers, including Oxford University Press, Josef Weinberger, Universal Edition, Chick Corea, Sir James Galway, Joe Lovano, Edizioni Pizzicato, The Russian Publishing House Muzyka, etc. (more info)
    Music Online from Alexander St. Press (a Public Library database)
    Find scores, jazz, classical, and world music recordings and more through this Public Library database. (more info)
    Sheet Music Collections from Duke Univ
    An annotated guide to online sheet music collections from Lois Schultz of Duke University and the Music Library Association.
    Online Musical Scores
    More digitized scores from the library of the Hoosiers. It's not complete, but it is an experimental prototype of online musical score access.
    Online Opera Scores Prototype
    From the Cook Music Library at Indiana University
    Session.org
    Traditional Irish music
    The Morgan Library's Score Collection
    The Morgan Library's Score Collection provides online access to high-quality images and descriptions of music manuscripts. Since the project began in 2007, more than 900 manuscripts have been added. Composers Include J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, and many others. Additional images and descriptions are added as processing continues. Scores are organized alphabetically by composer. (more info)
  • Online Guides for Music Research

    MCL's Guide to Music
    A collection on Internet sites created by the music librarians at Multnomah County Public Library. Includes sites for CascadeLink: Portland Music | Choral Music Composers, Early Music, 19th Century Music,20th Century Music, Copyright & Music Publishers, General Reference & Theory, Film Music, Folk & World Music, Jazz & Blues, Music Events, Festivals, Education, Musical Instruments, Operas/Musicals , Popular Music, Song Indexes.
    Sibelius Academy
    The Sibelius Academy, a conservatory in Helsinki, provides a list of music sites. It not only links you to jazz, blues, rock, and pop pages but covers famous composers, gospel, instruments, research, theory, and opera as well.
    Sites of Interest to Musicologists
    The American Musicological Society was founded in 1934 as a non-profit organization to advance research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship.
    UCB Music Library
    Another guide to music resources on the Internet.
    Univ. of Tenessee, Knoxville's Music Analysis Index
    Provides access to program notes and descriptions or analyses of musical compositions in books owned by the UT Music Library. Order these resources through Watzek's InterLibrary Loan, once located. This site offers robust searching and great, straightforward pointers on finding more sources. (more info)
    Univ. of Tenessee, Knoxville, Song Index
    Use this citation index to locate sources and then order them through InterLibrary Loan. The directions and search are robust and straightforward, searching about 50,000 songs in more than 1,500 published song anthologies owned by the George F. DeVine Music Library at the University of Tennessee, located in Knoxville. (more info)
  • Ethnomusicology

    Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
    The main encyclopedia for the study of world music (more info)
    Ethnographic Video Online
    The collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more. (more info)
    Ethno-musicology (Journal)
    The premier publication in the field. Its scholarly articles represent current theoretical perspectives and research in ethnomusicology and related field. The official journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology, aimed at a diverse audience of musicologists, anthropologists, folklorists, cultural studies scholars, musicians, and others, this inclusive journal also features book, recording, film, video, and multimedia reviews. (more info)
    British Journal for Ethnomusicology (Journal)
    Available through JSTOR, this is the official Journal of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology (also called the Journal of Ethnomusicology, published through Oxford). (more info)
    Society for Ethnomusicology
    An international organization based out of Indiana University dedicated to ethnomusicology, the study and preservation of global music and sound heritage. (more info)
    Global Jukebox by Alan Lomax
    Presents a variety of audio, visual and written materials created by and around renowned ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax. Covering large sections of the US, Europe, and the Carribbean, Lomax recorded songs, speech, dance, and other expressive culture. (more info)
    EVIA Digital Archive
    The Digital Archive for Ethnographic Video for Instruction and Analysis offers high-quality, online video of various musical traditions, from gospel, to Yiddish folk traditions, to Arabian Peninsula music, just to name a few. Click on "Collections" to browse. (more info)
    Univ. of Washington's Guide to Ethnomusicology
    The University of Washington Libraries' Guide to Ethnomusicology and World Music, broken down by site/region (more info)
  • Mostly Mozart

    Mozart Ways
    Website which collects primary documents such as correspondence, maps, etc., connecting cities, regions and institutions in 10 European countries visited by Mozart during his travels, which spanned over half of his lifetime and contributed decisively way to the development and success of this outstanding figure of Western culture. (more info)
    Tchaikovsky's arrangements of Mozart
    Launched in February 2006, this on-going project is the product of collaboration of Tchaikovsky scholars and enthusiasts worldwide, and we intend continually to expand upon the present modest selection of pages by adding new information on a regular basis. (more info)
    Mozart Society of America
    With links to other resources, publications and projects, this is an excellent portal to resources on Mozart scholarship. (more info)
    Rare Book & Manuscript Collection @ Cornell U
    With information about Mozart's era, digital images, and their contexts, this is an invaluable resource for Mozart scholars. (more info)
    RefWorks
    Web-based bibliographic management software. (GROUP CODE) For help, check out http://www.refworks.com/refworks2/help/refworks2.htm.  Alumni should contact librarian@lclark.edu and request the GROUP CODE.  (more info)
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