Music Resources (all)

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Articles and Festschriften

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Search the Internet for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, pre-prints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research... [more info]
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Formerly named IIMP, International Index to Music Periodicals. An index with full-text and abstracts of articles on music. [more info]
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Formerly named International Index of Performing Arts (IIPA). Full text and indexing for articles related to the performing arts. [more info]
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Dissertations

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Indexing, abstracts, and full text for doctoral dissertations and master's theses. [more info]
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An index to dissertations-in-progress and a bibliography of completed dissertations reported since 1984... [more info]
Location: Internet
 
 

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, & Almanacs

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Covers all musical genres, with new entries written by a distinguished group... [more info]
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Contains over 27,000 full text entries featuring a broad musical scope...
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Full-text encyclopedia articles about music traditions, genres, practices, and performances in world regions. [more info]
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Other Music Resources

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Bibliography of over 6,7000 orchestral works by over 900 composers. Contains duration, instrumentation, chorus type, and soloist information. Based on the 4th edition of Orchestral Music: A Handbook. [more info]
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Scores and Sheet Music

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Classical music scores from Renaissance to 21st century. [more info]
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A collection of digitized images of printed music from the 16th Century. [more info]
Location: Internet

Streaming Media

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Includes music that relates to almost every walk of American life, every ethnic group, and every time period--American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and anti-war protests,hymns, funny songs, college songs, sea shanties, shape note songs, and songs about topics as diverse as New York and electricity. [more info]
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A collection of classical music recordings searchable by composer, artist, conductor, instrument, genre, or period. [more info]
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Contemporary World Music is a vast collection of 50,000 music tracks. [more info]
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