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Article Databases

Rock's Backpages

Rock's Backpages is an archive of content about music and popular culture, a library of primary source, full text articles and audio interviews.

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Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000.

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An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from 1900's through to 2000.
Credo Reference - Performing Arts

Reference ebooks on the performing arts.

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This is an online full-text library that covers a variety of subjects including music. It offers Wikipedia like entries and includes pictures and sound. It also provides links to a variety of our own paid for resources in our catalog.
Oxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online is the gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location.

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Contains Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music. Use the search box on this page for faster searching.

Online Jazz Resources

Jazz Discography Online (TJD Online)

The Jazz Discography covers all categories of jazz and other creative improvised music, including Traditional, Swing, Bop, Modern, Avant-Garde>, Fusion, Third Stream, etc. It covers leaders from A to Z and contains 149,350 sessions, 26,856 leaders and almost 1.7 million musician and tune entries.

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The Jazz Discography is the most up-to-date general discography of all categories of recorded jazz, from 1896 to today. (Allows two users access at a time)
Bob Keller's Jazz Page

A mega resource page for items of interest on the study and performance of jazz including jazz chords and scales, theory, list of jazz standards, links to periodicals on jazz, MIDI play-along tracks, transcriptions, venues to hear jazz, and links to web pages dedicated to living and deceased jazz musicians and composers, just to name a few.

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A mega resource page for items of interest on the study and performance of jazz including jazz chords and scales, theory, list of jazz standards, links to periodicals on jazz, MIDI play-along tracks, transcriptions, venues to hear jazz, and links to web pages dedicated to living and deceased jazz musicians and composers, just to name a few.
The Fake Book Index

The Fake Book Index is a free, searchable index of over 75 mostly jazz-oriented "fake books". Note it does not provide the music itself, it merely tells you in which book(s) you can find the tune you are looking for.

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The Fake Book Index is a free, searchable index of over 75 mostly jazz-oriented "fake books". Note it does not provide the music itself, it merely tells you in which book(s) you can find the tune you are looking for.
Weimar Jazz Database

This is a free database of transcriptions of Jazz solos which includes discography information, printable scores and  downloadable midi files for hundreds of solos.

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Jazz Inside Magazine

Jazz Inside Magazine is the most comprehensive periodical reference about jazz improvisation, designed for enthusiasts and improvisers alike. Download a PDF copy from this website for current and back copies. The website also contains current information on jazz musicians, local events, articles and reviews.

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Jazz Inside Magazine is the most comprehensive periodical reference about jazz improvisation, designed for enthusiasts and improvisers alike. Download a PDF copy from this website for current and back copies. The website also contains current information on jazz musicians, local events, articles and reviews.

Music Indexes and Bibliographies

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (1967 to Present only)

RILM is a comprehensive music bibliography featuring citations, abstracts, and subject indexing. Types of publications and media covered by RILM include: collections of essays, conference proceedings, critical editions of music, digital media, dissertations, journal articles, monographs, online resources, reference materials, reviews, technical drawings of instruments. Sound recordings and motion pictures that present the results of scholarly research or fieldwork are also included.

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RILM is a comprehensive music bibliography featuring citations, abstracts, and indexes. There are currently over 600,000 records in RILM on traditional music, popular music, and classical music.
Music Index

Featuring digitized content from 1970 to the present, the Music Index contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians and the music industry for more than 480 periodicals. It also provides selective coverage for more than 200 periodicals.

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A subject-author index to music periodical literature. This database contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry.

Common Call Numbers for Browsing

Click below to view a list of common call numbers for each category.

Solo  and Small Ensembles 

Orchestra, Band and Beyond 

Where to look in the library

While searching for music items in the stacks on the second floor, keep this in mind:

     M = the music itself (i.e. scores, printed music, recordings)
     ML = books about music history and literature
     MT = books about music theory, music education, and instruction and study (including many method books)

 

Contact Librarian

Beth
Thompson
Digital Formats and Metadata Librarian/Lecturer
Phone Number: 
Office: 
RL1023D

Music Subject Librarian

If you wish to schedule research help, please feel free to email me or book a consultation here. Beth Thompson bookings.

Audio Subscriptions

Naxos Music Library Jazz

Naxos Music Library Jazz [NMLJ] is one of the most comprehensive collections of jazz music available online. It offers over 65,000 tracks of jazz from more than 7,000 albums. Over 32,000 jazz artists are represented. The recordings in Naxos Music Library Jazz come from over 200 labels, and include the catalogue of Blue Note Records, Warner Jazz, EMI, Fantasy and others.

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Naxos Music Library Jazz [NMLJ] is one of the most comprehensive collections of jazz music available online. It offers over 65,000 tracks of jazz from more than 7,000 albums. Over 32,000 jazz artists are represented.

Video Subscriptions

Films on Demand

This collection provides over 23,000 high quality streaming videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. The videos include BBC documentaries, Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries plus interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.

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The Music and Dance Video Collection found in the Films On Demand database, contains over 660 titles and included popular music, music history and world music.
Filmakers Library Online

An essential film studies database, Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

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A collection of documentaries of many subjects including music, composers, musicians and the performing arts.
Docuseek2

Essential documentary films for higher education, includes over 800 streaming video titles. Searchable, interactive transcripts. Videso can be linked to or embedded in Blackboard. Features exclusive educational streaming access to content from Bullfrog Films, Collective Eye Films, Icarus Films (including The Fanlight Collection and dGenerate Films), Kartemquin Films, the National Film Board of Canada, Scorpion TV Sincerely Films, Terra Nova Films and Villon Films.

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Documentary films of a variety of subjects including music from a variety of genres including folk, jazz, rock and opera.

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