Resources by Subject: "Music"

Alt-Press Watch contains full text coverage of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press.

Arts & Humanities Index covers over 1,250 arts and humanities journals from around the world and also includes selected, relevant items in related fields from over 6,800 of the world’s leading science, social sciences and technical journals. From 1996 - present.

Cambridge Companions to Music provides clear and accessible information on composers, instruments or musical topics, written with the student, the performer and the music lover in mind.

Music Index Online is a citation index for music periodical literature; search by keyword or cited author/cited reference; search limiters optional.

Music Scores and Sheet Music Online is divided into collections of Jazz and Popular Music, Classical Music Scores, and Pre-1800 Printed Editions and Manuscripts. From the UCLA Music Library.

Music-in-Print Series includes the Music-In-Print volumes on Sacred Choral, Secular Choral, Classical Vocal, Orchestral, String, Classical Guitar, Woodwind, Organ and Piano Music In Print. The series also includes a collection entitled Miscellaneous Music In Print which includes Band, Brass, Handbell, Percussion and Harp music. Please note that the base volume of String Music In Print (1973) is not available online.

Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world's largest online classical music library. It also includes world music, jazz, film music, nostalgia, classic and contemporary rock content. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 23,990 CDs with more than 341,300 tracks.

Access is limited to 10 simultaneous users.

Naxos Music Library now uses Adobe Flash Player.  If Adobe Flash Player 10 is not installed on your computer, please take a moment to install it.

The New York Times Historical (1851-2009) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Oxford Music Online includes The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music.

Access limited to 10 simultaneous users.

Oxford Reference Online is a searchable database of over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. Includes access to the Oxford Companions Series.

ProjectMUSE is a collection of electronic scholarly journals in the humanities and the social sciences.

ProQuest Newspapers is a single source for coverage of the nation's leading newspapers. It includes abstracting, indexing, and comprehensive full text for The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Researchers can find the information they need quickly because of the database's detailed indexing.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature is equivalent to the print version of RILM Abstracts of Music Literature. A comprehensive music bibliography providing broad yet detailed coverage of music literature.

The Songs of America presentation allows you to explore American history as documented in the work of some of our country's greatest composers, poets, scholars, and performers. From popular and traditional songs, to poetic art songs and sacred music, the relationship of song to historical events from the nation's founding to the present is highlighted through more than 80,000 online items. The user can listen to digitized recordings, watch performances of artists interpreting and commenting on American song, and view sheet music, manuscripts, and historic copyright submissions online. The site also includes biographies, essays and curated content, interactive maps, a timeline and teaching resources offering context and expert analysis to the source material.

Listen to the changes in the “Star Spangled Banner” as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in which sheet music cover art documents historical themes. Read essays discussing the histories of musical styles. Watch videos pairing sound recording with period illustrations. All this and more awaits you as the Library of Congress celebrates The Songs of America.

Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing.

– Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884)