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All Databases in Music ( is a best bet)
  • Academic Search Premier
    Scholarly journal articles and popular magazines covering all topics. A great database for beginning searches. 1980s-present (dates may vary).
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  • Cambridge Companions to Music
    Full-text of 56 Cambridge Companions in music. Includes over hundreds of essays on composers, instruments, and a variety of musical topics.
    Also Known As
    • Cambridge Collections Online -- Companions to Music
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  • ERIC (via EBSCOhost)
    Indexes scholarly journals and magazines in all areas of education, from early intervention (birth to age three), preschool, K-12 (public and private), and higher education. Includes bilingual, special, gifted, and computer education. 1966-present.
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  • Ethnographic Video Online
  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
    Comprehensive online encyclopedia devoted to music research of all the world's peoples.
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  • IPA Source
    International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts.
    Also Known As
    • International Phonetic Alphabet
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  • Jazz Music Library
  • JSTOR
    Essential scholarly journals in many academic fields, especially arts, literature, humanities, and biology. Some back to early 1900s; most recent 2-5 years not available.
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  • Music Index Online A Best Bet database
    Identifies articles in over 700 music journals. Covers classical, jazz, popular, folk, and world music, including musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, applied and professional topics, music education, and the music industry. 1976-present. 1976-present.
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  • Naxos Music Library A Best Bet database
    Streamed recordings of primarily classical music. Also includes world/folk music, Chinese orchestral, folk, and traditional music. See Details for technical requirements and tips on off-campus access.
    See Details for technical requirements and tips on off-campus access.
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  • New York Times Historical (1851-2007)
    Full-image archive of The New York Times. Includes the full-text of everything published in the newspaper. 1851-2006.
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  • Oxford Music Online A Best Bet database
    Comprehensive encyclopedia of Western art music (“classical music”), with general coverage of jazz, non-Western, and folk music. Also includes the Oxford Dictionary of Music and Oxford Companion to Music.
    Also Known As
    • Grove Music Online
    • New Grove Music Online
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  • Oxford Reference Online
    100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works. Subjects include: biology; classics; computing; dance; earth sciences; economics; mythology; history; law; literature; medicine; opera; performing arts; politics; science, theater; and more.
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  • Project MUSE
    Full-text of over 200 journals in classics, education, history, literature, math, philosophy, politics, religion, and visual and performing arts. 1829 ebooks in the social sciences and humanities.
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  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
    Indexes doctoral dissertations completed in the U.S. Includes some master's theses and foreign language dissertations. Full text of many dissertations 1997-. For UConn, 2012-, see DigitalCommons@UConn. Holdings start in 1861 and go to the present day. Full-text coverage is best starting in 1997, but full text of older dissertations can also be found.
    Also Known As
    • Dissertation Abstracts
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  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (1967-Present only) A Best Bet database
    Indexes scholarly writings on music and related disciplines. Includes citations and abstracts for journal articles, essays, Festschriften, dissertations, books, scholarly reviews, etc. International coverage, including non-English languages. 1967-current.
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  • RIPM Online Archive
    Accessed through the RIPM Retrospective Index, the Archive is the only extensive collection available online for music periodicals dating from the Early Romantic to the Modern Period. The Archive contains 114 rare journals.
    RIPM Online Archive is a browseable collection of fulltext journals. To search the journals, please use the RIPM Retrospective Index.
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  • RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals
    The RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals is an international bibliography of 19th and mid-20th century music periodical literature. It is a primary resource for reception history, biography, musical life, iconography and advertisements.
    Also Known As
    • Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals
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