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Music (General), Historical Musicology, and Ethnomusicology: Doing Research

Music Databases

Multi-Disciplinary Databases

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The library's discovery tool gives you the chance to search books and online resources at the same time. You can immediately limit your search results by selecting "Full Text" or "Peer Reviewed." Or, by selecting "Catalog Only," you are limiting your search to only those materials owned by the library.

Online Resources

  • ACLS Humanities E-Book: the online collection developed by scholars
  • AnthroSource: Current issues of American Anthropological Association's journals and bulletins as well as archived issues of all the AAA's journals, newsletters and bulletins.
  • ARTstor: image library covering art, architecture, archeology, music iconography and more dating from 3000 BC to the present
  • Britannica Academic : Encyclopedia entries, biographies, video, media collection, quotations, and more.
  • Choice Reviews :premier source for reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education.
  • Credo Reference : reference library that provides access to a large number of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and other reference books on many topics, including music
  • eHRAF Archaeology: cross-cultural database containing information on the world's prehistory designed to facilitate comparative archaeological studies. This annually-growing eHRAF database is organized by archaeological traditions. The full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level.
  • eHRAF World Cultures: collection of thousands of books and articles on cultures from all regions of the world; provides information on particular cultures, ethnic groups, or immigrant groups, their beliefs and superstitions, or subjects such as political structure, architecture, kinship units, or settlement patterns. The information is organized by cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text documents.
  • FirstSearch: access to a collection of general and specialized databases covering a wide range of subject areas. Features links to abstracts, articles, indexes, reviews, and full text of works such as dissertations, journals, reports, and conference proceedings and papers.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
  • Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance : Literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (1400-1700); books, journal articles, reviews, essays, proceedings; 1,000+ journals indexed; coverage from 1842+; citation-only. Includes: Iter Italicum, Iter Bibliography, Milton: A Bibliography, Bibliography of English Women Writers, Renaissance and Reformation, and Early Theatre.
  • SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Music and Culture presents key concepts in the study of music in its cultural context and provides an introduction to the discipline of ethnomusicology, its methods, concerns, and its contributions to knowledge and understanding of the world's musical cultures, styles, and practices.