|Music - Article Databases
Some databases may include books chapters,
essays, book reviews and more.
- New! TRIAL DATABASES (available until June 30, 2015)
- RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
- RILM Retrospective Abstracts of Music Literature
- To Access:
Go to EBSCOhost Research Databases.
Click "R" then mark one or both of the RILM databases.
Click the "Continue" button at the top or bottom of the page.
- Or, in EBSCO, just use the "Choose Databases" link (shown below) to select RILM databases.
- Oxford Music Online
Browse Subject Entries
- Biography In Context — Musicians (choose
the category, Musicians)
& Television Literature Index with Full Text
Bibliography of Theater & Dance with Full Text
Subject areas include: cinema, film, music, musicians, opera and more.
± TIP: Use EBSCO's Aggregated Searching
Subject headings, descriptors and thesauri are "controlled vocabulary." They are lists of pre-defined,
carefully selected words and phrases used to identify and categorize information. A thesaurus, for example, may offer you related subjects, alternative terms,
scope and/or details for topics. Use a thesaurus or other relevant index to narrow your results or combine their use with keyword
searching for more focused results.
Music Online - Subject Entries
Select an index, listed under the Oxford Music Online
logo (top left
of the database), then browse the alphabetical entries or key in a search. Click
the Related Content Tab (shown circled in the image below) to view additional information on the article or topic.
Humanities Source - Using
the Thesaurus in an EBSCO database
major concepts of your thesis or research topic then use the thesaurus to locate, explore and select appropriate
descriptors (or subjects) for each concept of your topic.
an EBSCO database:
- Click Thesaurus in
the top menu bar.
- Enter your term in the Browsing text box and select a browse function, such as Relevancy Ranked.
- Click Browse.
details of a term,
click the term link.
- Click the checkbox in front of your selected terns(s) then click Add to move the thesaurus terms into the Searching text box. More...
- Browse for another descriptor/subject or click search.
Keyword vs. Subject/Thesaurus Searching
the common keyword search is based on an exact word match, a subject or thesaurus search locates records by assigned subject or descriptors.
with controlled vocabulary, such as subject headings, allows you to more precisely retrieve relevant information on your topic, illustrates relationship
between related terms and helps you identify synonyms and broader and narrower terms (shown right).
Keyword and controlled vocabulary searching can
be combined. For example, rather than guessing what keywords to use consider doing a thesaurus (controlled vocabulary) search first. Review and
assess your results. Then, add a keyword search to the query or use Search History to combine searches.
|Music - Reference Materials
- Credo Reference Center
Music Topic Pages
Music Book Titles
Opera Topic Pages
- Points of View Reference Center
- Example: music censorship
In the Library and Timko Barton Listening Room
To find items in the Reference Room or the Timko Barton music collection browse the shelves in the "music call number sections. See the Library of Congress Classification Outline — Music (M) for a detailed listing of call numbers and subjects.
Library of Congress
Call Numbers (partial list for music)
||Worship (Public and Private)
||Literature of music
||Music instruction and study
Or, search the Library catalog and limit your results to Reference Collection or Timko Barton Listening Room. Use keyword or try a subject search for "music."
Books are shelved in Library of Congress (LC) call number order so similar subjects will be shelved next to each other. When you find a book of interest
look to the left and right on the shelf for related books.
Selected Reference Books
- American Musical Theatre - ML1711.B67, 2010
- Baker's Dictionary of Opera - ML102.O6B26 LRC-R
- The Complete Library of Christian Worship - BV10.2C65 LRC-R
- The Dictionary of Hymnology - BV305.J8 LRC-R
- Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music - ML102.T18
- Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music - ML105.E52 LRC-R
- Encyclopedia of the Piano - ML102.P5E53 LRC-R
- The Hymn Tune Index- ML128.H8T46 LRC-R
- Hymns and Tunes - BV305.D5 LRC-R
- Index to Poetry in Music - ML460.C35, 2003
- The New Grove Dictionary of Music &
Musicians - ML100.G885 LRC-R (Grove online)
- Oxford Composer Companions: J.S. Bach - ML410.B1J15 LRC-R
- ebrary: Music ~1,200 ebooks
- Music -- History
and Criticism ~539 ebooks
Therapy ~71 ebooks
- See: ebrary Quick Start Guide PDF | Tutorial | Apps (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) | Download options
the most recently published ebooks to appear at the top of the list change "Sort results by" from Relevance to Date.
- To view the 20 most relevant chapters from your ebooks: do a search then click the "Chapter Results" tab.
- To browse ebrary titles in a specific call number section (shown below):
Use "Advanced search." Change "Search in" menu
to "LC Call Number." Type
the call numbers(see LC outlines). Click "Search
eBook Collection: Music, Musicology EBSCO
The database restricts full text viewing to 1-5 simultaneous readers. Free downloads. See the Help pages and Downloading eBooks Tutorial.
For general information on ebooks see the library guide How to Find Books & ebooks
- ORU A-to-Z Journals List (journals, magazines, trade publications, etc.)
In the Journals List, choose a title then click a database listed under the title to go to the full text online.
- On the Publication details page follow the links using the specific year and volume/issue links or the "Search within this publication" link to search all issues of the journal.
- Music and Books on Music Subject
list ~343 titles
Music and Books on Music Journal title list ~335 titles
- Sample titles:
- Journal of Music Therapy (1996-present))
- Music Therapy Perspectives (full text 1996-present)
general information see How to Find Periodicals
(Journals, Magazines, etc.)
ipl2: Music http://www.ipl.org/
Directory of librarian-selected, annotated sites. ipl2 a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index
ipl2 Music Genres | Performance
The Library of Congress American Memory, Performing Arts, Music
Composers and Musicians
Try a web search for the composer's name and "library". Example: mozart's library
QuickLinks to ORU Databases
Click the to link to the vendor's database descriptions.