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What are the best databases for doing research on music?

Last Updated: Aug 21, 2012  |  6 Views
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Which databases are best for doing research on music may depend on the specific topic or subject area you are studying. The following databases are some of our best resources for finding this information and would be a good place to start your research:

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online offering over 550,000 tracks of Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music. Students will find composer biographies, glossary of musical terms, work analyses, CD liner notes, and many other useful text resources. Five (5) users can be on this database at the same time, so PLEASE LOGOUT WHEN FINISHED so the next user can access this great selection of music!

Sage Premier Collection

Access to the content of over 500 peer-reviewed journals from 1999 to date, published by SAGE with coverage in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine.

JSTOR

JSTOR offers high-quality, interdisciplinary content , including over eight hundred leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. We now offer 6 archival collections, along with current subscriptions to individual titles accessed through the JSTOR Scholarship Program’s platform for seamless access to the full run of the title.

Academic Search Complete

Indexes over 8,200 journals in a broad range of academic disciplines. Full-text content is provided for over 4,600 of those journals, including over 3,600 peer-reviewed publications.

Credo Reference

Through Credo Reference you can access over 3,000,000 full-text entries, from 317 titles and 60 publishers.

For more databases and resources on music visit our LibGuides or Ask A Librarian for more help.

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