Music Resources


Music Only Sources

International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text
Indexes and abstracts music periodicals from 1874 to the present, with full-text of some 120 titles.

Music Index
Some 640 periodicals are indexed selectively, from 1970 to the present. For 1949 through 1969, refer to the printed volumes in Crane Music Library. Includes article links to Article Linker.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
For indexing and abstracts of articles, books, bibliographies, catalogs, dissertations, conference proceedings, reviews, and recording notes. Includes article links to Article Linker.

Additional sources of articles about music including music education

Academic OneFile
Includes some coverage of music and music education, especially of articles published in general periodicals and journals.

ERIC - Educational Resources Information Center - EBSCO
The chief outlet of article indexing and documents for educators and teachers; much of this is pertinent for music teachers.

Offers digitizations of complete back runs of significant journals in many fields.Music article search results may be obtained by checking the box(es) to limit the search to the specific discipline(s).


Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music, The
The standard terms dictionary for music

Oxford Music Online
Offers four chief music reference resources

  1. Grove Music Online
  2. Encyclopedia of Popular Music
  3. Oxford Dictionary of Music
  4. Oxford Companion to Music

Audio Recordings

Crane Performance Database
A searchable database of performance recordings by Crane School of Music student ensembles, faculty, and guest artists. The recordings are available only on CD at Crane Library; ask for them at the front desk.

Classical Music Library
Streaming audio web site of classical music licensed from various recording firms.

Naxos Music Library
Streaming audio web site of classical music published by Naxos.

Sheet Music

Duke University Libraries - Online Scores/Sheet Music
Directory of websites providing access to online sheet music collections (most held in music libraries).

International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
Provides scores (and occasionally parts) to Western classical music and art song in the public domain.

Sheet Music Consortium
Provides coordinated access towards use of online sheet music collections by scholars, students, and the general public.

Lyrics Sources

Aria Database
Texts and translations to over 1020 opera arias.

Lied, Art Song, and Charal Texts Archive, The
Texts, translations, and musical settings for over 65,000 lyrics to art song and choral settings.

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