MUSIC SPECIFIC DATABASES
African American Music Reference - essays and images covering blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression
Choral Public Domain Library – Find and download free scores, texts, translations, and information about composers. This site specializes in choral music.
Classical Music Library – streaming classical music
Classical Music Reference Library - authoritative reference titles covering Western classical music: Baker's Dictionary of Music, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker's Student Encyclopedia of Music
Classical Scores Library - classical music scores and manuscripts online
Fine Arts and Music Collection (Gale/Infotrac) - search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals covering the fine arts such as drama, music, art history and filmmaking.
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online - essays, images, and audio covering music research of all the world’s peoples
IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library – free public domain sheet music library
Music Online - cross search African American Music Reference, Classical Music Library, Classical Music Reference Library, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online, and Classical Scores Library
Oxford Reference Online: Music – Find facts, definitions, works lists, and more from Oxford reference titles.
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OTHER DATABASES COVERING MUSIC
Academic OneFile (Gale/Infotrac) – scholarly database containing journals, podcasts, and transcripts
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) – scholarly database containing peer-reviewed journals
Biography in Context (Gale/Infotrac) – biographies, related full-text articles from periodicals, as well as images and links to web sites
MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO) – bibliography of journal articles, books, and dissertations with links to many full text articles. Also covers music journals
Religious and Theological Abstracts – indexes religion and theology, including religious music.
BPL Music Resources
Boston Public Library (BPL) electronic resources are available to anyone who lives, works, or is a student in Massachusetts. You must first take a few minutes to sign up for a BPL eCard.
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