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Key Databases

  • Grove Music Online  
    Grove Music Online is part of Oxford Music Online. It is an extremely comprehensive reference resource on all aspects of music.
  • JSTOR  
    Includes 1,500+ leading academic journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences,
  •  Icon offers over 1,200 films of classical music concerts, documentaries etc.
  • Naxos Music Library  
    Listen online to over 85,000 CDs (from Naxos & a selection of other record labels) of mainly classical music, but including other genres such as Blues and Jazz.
  • Oxford Bibliographies: Music
    Oxford Bibliographies are authoritative research guides which combine the features of an annotated bibliography and an encyclopedia. A good introduction to researching a particular topic.
  • RILM Abstracts of Music  Icon  Icon
    RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (1967-present) indexes thousands of journals, books, dissertations, conference proceedings etc, covering classical, pop, folk, jazz and ethnomusicology.
  • Rock's Backpages  
    An online archive of popular music newspapers and magazines, going back to the 1960s.

Welcome to the Subject Guide for Music


Music is a  wide-ranging subject, and that's reflected in the range and complexity of information resources that are relevant to you. In this guide I'll direct you to the most useful tools.

Whether you're a student or a member of staff please contact me if you have any questions, discover that any of the links don't work, or if you know of any great resources not included.



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