Library Research Guide: Music
Databases (Scholarly Articles)
- ProQuest Research Library – full-text articles and citations to articles relevant to many subjects including music and fine arts (Library Barcode log-in required for off-campus access).
- Academic Search Premier – “This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles,” including Music, Music Education, and Composition among numerous others (Library Barcode log-in required for off-campus access).
- JSTOR – offers full-text access to archival and current issues of over 1,400 scholarly journal titles in more than 50 subject areas, including 83 titles in Music (Library Barcode log-in required for off-campus access).
Internet Music Resources
- Internet Public Library: Music – Contains links to a large variety of Internet resources pertaining to Music that include websites on composer biographies, sheet music collections, music theory, and music encyclopedias.
- Performing Arts Encyclopedia – Guide to performing arts resources at the Library of Congress. “PAE provides information about the Library’s unsurpassed collections of scores, sheet music, audio recordings, films, photographs, and other materials.” There are many digitized items, online presentations, links to other resources and concert information.
- National Jukebox – The Library of Congress’ website that makes historical sound recordings available online free of charge. The collection includes over 10,000 recordings.
- African American Sheet Music – over “1,305 pieces of African-American sheet music dating from 1850 through 1920. The collection includes many songs from the heyday of antebellum black face minstrelsy in the 1850s and from the abolitionist movement of the same period… African-American popular composers include James Bland, Ernest Hogan, Bob Cole, James Reese Europe, and Will Marion Cook. From the American Memory Collection of the Library of Congress.
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