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Music Databases

Music (ProQuest) — Formerly known as International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP), this database enables you to search and browse hundreds of music journals covering a broad scope of research from performance, theory and composition to music education, jazz and ethnomusicology. It provides indexing, abstracts and selected full text coverage of the most important music journals - all integrated in one site.

Oxford Music Online — Oxford Music Online includes Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music (2002), which offers more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works, and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition (revised 2006), which supplements Grove's more extensive articles with content geared toward undergraduates and general users.

NAXOS Music Library — Naxos Music Library is a vast online classical music library, offering streaming access to tens of thousands of CDs. The library offers the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues plus the complete catalogues or selected titles from over 378 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month. Classic pop and rock music as well as Chinese orchestral music are also represented.

Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology
This reference resource is targeted for scholars of global hymnody, with information on the hymns of many countries and languages, and a strong emphasis on the historical as well as the contemporary.  This resource contains over 4000 individual entries about hymns of the Judaeo-Christian tradition, from the earliest years to those written today that will be of interest to literary scholars, musicians, church historians, and theologians.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature — Provides citations and abstracts to international music literature that encompasses historical musicology, ethnomusicology, instruments and voice, librarianship, dance, and music therapy. Also covered are other fields as they relate to music. The database covers all formats of scholarly works: articles, books, bibliographies, catalogs, dissertations, films and videos, conference proceedings, and more.

Academic Search Complete — Provides abstracts and indexing for over 3,800, as well as full text for over 3,200 scholarly journals and general magazines.

JSTOR — An online archive containing back issues of scholarly journals in many disciplines.

ARTstor Digital Library — This resource provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Please reference the Terms and Conditions for information on how to responsibly use the images in this collection.

Research Library — Provides abstracts and indexing for over 2,600, as well as full text for over 1,700 scholarly journals and general magazines. Research Library is an expansion of, and replacement for, the database titled Periodical Abstracts Research II.

Dissertations and Theses Full Text — Covers dissertations accepted at accredited U.S. institutions since 1861. It selectively covers Master's theses and Canadian, British, and other international dissertations. Most dissertations since 1997, along with some earlier dissertations, are available in full text.

Arts & Humanities — Includes hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre, and Cultural Studies.

Music Journals

Music journals in the University Libraries Catalog

Music journals available in full text through online databases

Music Books

Search the library catalog to find print and e-books available in the Tarver (Macon), Swilley (Atlanta), and Regional Academic Center (Douglas County, and Henry County) Libraries.  If you see something you need at another Mercer Library, they can be requested  and sent to your local Mercer library via the Courier Service.  If you don't  find what you need in the catalog, we can request  it from another library  via Interlibrary Loan.

Browse music books and scores available in the Tarver Library on the 3rd floor  by using the Library of Congress Classification Outline for Music as a guide.

Also, see what's new in your subject area at Tarver Library by viewing New Acquisitions. If you don't see a title in the list or in the online catalog, suggest new or additional titles that the library should purchase.

Music Reference Sources in the Tarver Library

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians Reference, ML105 .B16 2001 v.1-6

Music Research: A Handbook/Laurie J. Sampsel.  ML113 .S28 2009

Schmieder's Thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke von Johann Sebastian Bach : Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (BWV) Reference, ML134 .B155 A35 1990

Music Library and Research Skills ML3797 .G68 2016 

Useful Music Web Sites

Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature
The Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature is a collaborative effort between Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, the Office of Research Studies and the University Graduate School. The website includes links to major projects such as the Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum and Texts on Music in English from the Medieval and Early Modern Eras.

IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana University
Search Indiana University's database for their expansive collection of sheet music. Some digitized images are available.

International Music Score Library Project

Performing Arts Reading Room Music Division

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