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Article and Newspaper Databases
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Article Databases: Ranked by Relevance
  • Project MUSEĀ® Restricted Resource
    Offers over 400 quality journal titles from nearly 100 not-for-profit publishers. Project MUSE® covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.
  • JSTOR Restricted Resource
    A total of more than 900 full-text scholarly journal titles in an online archive beginning with the first issue of each title. The archive includes nine JSTOR Arts and Sciences Collections. In JSTOR, there is usually a time lag in full-text content. Use JSTOR in conjunction with our current online databases and print holdings.
    (See also Example of a Search in JSTOR pdf)
  • Ebsco search for Performing Arts Restricted Resource
    • Academic Search Premier
    • Humanities International Complete Restricted Resource
      Features are literary critique content and inclusion of original works of poetry, short fiction, photography, illustrations, and artwork. This database was originally funded by a gift from the Emmanuel College Class of 2006.
  • Academic OneFile (1980 - current) Restricted Resource
    Contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources; extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other subjects. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1985. Millions of full-text articles, updated daily.

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Reference Books (electronic and print)
  • Credo Reference Restricted Resource
  • Cambridge Guide to Theatre Restricted Resource
  • Chambers Film Factfinder Restricted Resource
  • Chronology of American Musical Theater REF ML1711.8 .N3 N6
  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music REF ML100 .G16 1998
  • Harmony & Voice Leading REF MT50 .A444 2003
  • Music in the USA: A Documentary Companion REF ML200 .M89 2008
  • New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (v. 1-29) REF ML100 .N48 2001
  • American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)
  • Aria Database
    Texts and translations of 1000+ operatic arias. Over 200 computer-generated audio MIDI files also available. Entries usually contain links to purchase musical scores and recordings. Maintained by Robert Glaubitz, Associate Professor of Voice and Assistant Director of the School of Music, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Copyright for Music Librarians
    Music Library Association.
  • Fillius Jazz Archive
    Full text transcripts, audio, and some video of interviews with Jazz and big band/swing era artists. Hamilton College.
  • International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM)
  • Library of Congress: American Memory
    Resource Type: Web Site
    Choose Performing Arts, Music.
    The Performing Arts collections contain sheet music, recordings, dance manuals, photographs, and other associated materials from the United States.
  • Morgan Library & Museum
    Resource Type: Web Sites
    Access Music Manuscripts Online through the Collection option from the top menu.
    New York, New York.
  • MuSICA: Music & Science Information Computer Archive
    Full text and index for all MuSICA Research Notes from Spring 1994 to Summer 2001. All articles authored by Norman M. Weinberger at the University of California, Irvine.
  • MusRef: A Guide to More than 7,400 Print and Internet Resources
    Music and dance bibliography and reference tools. Select Search MusRef from the top menu. Publication Type limits include Website.
    Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
  • Mutopia
    Sheet music and audio files of music in the public domain. Music on this site can be printed, downloaded, performed, and distributed without charge. Computer generated audio files are in MIDI (.mid) format, sheet music is in Postscript (.ps) and Acrobat (.pdf) formats. Volunteer project.
  • OnMusic Dictionary
    Free online dictionary of musical instruments, composers, and symbols.  Successor to the Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary.

Last updated: Aug 22nd 2017