Music & Performing Arts

Research Databases

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text   ·  Full Text

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text is the pinnacle resource for researchers of film and television, providing the most comprehensive, balanced collection of full-text and bibliographic coverage from scholarly and popular sources, and spanning the entire spectrum of film and television studies. 

Index to Printed Music (IPM)

This invaluable high-quality index for music researchers and students is the only electronic resource for finding individual pieces of music from ancient Greek times to present published in standard scholarly editions, series and sets.

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text   ·  Full Text

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text is the definitive research database for theatre and dance studies. In addition to all the comprehensive indexing of the International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance (IBTD), it contains full text for top performing arts journals and books. 

Music Index

Invaluable for both novices and scholars, Music Index database provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts covering every aspect of classical and popular music. 

Music Index with Full Text   ·  Full Text

Coming soon — An essential database for music scholars, Music Index with Full Text covers every aspect of classical and popular music. In addition to full-text journals, it includes reviews of performances, sound recordings and videos.

Play Index

This unique database indexes classic and historical plays, along with the works of contemporary playwrights. Play Index covers new editions and translations, and includes descriptive annotations to summarize the plot and indicate musical requirements.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Produced by Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, this comprehensive music bibliography features citations, abstracts, and subject indexing. It facilitates both focused research and browsing for readers of all levels. From classical to popular music, from ethnomusicology to music therapy, from elementary music education to advanced music theory, RILM is the first stop for the researcher who wants clear, verified bibliographic information.

RILM Music Encyclopedias   ·  Full Text

This is an ever-expanding full-text compilation of reference works, many of which are not available anywhere else online. The collection currently includes 49 seminal titles (published from 1775 to the present), and new content is added every year. This is an extensive global resource designed to meet the research needs of the international music community.

RIPM Preservation Series: European & North American Music Periodicals   ·  Full Text

RIPM Preservation Series: European and North American Music Periodicals is a unique collection of primary source music periodicals not covered in RIPM Retrospective Index with Full Text.  This new collection is international in scope and not available in any other online resource or in any library.

RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals

Published under the auspices of the International Musicological Society and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, this database provides detailed analyses of writings on musical history and culture between 1760 and 1966. It includes exclusive content provided by internationally recognized scholars and editors.

RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with Full Text   ·  Full Text

This full-text database is a unique collection of primary source material and periodicals for the study of music and musical life from 1760 to 1966. It provides resources not found in any library, including complete runs of numerous periodicals pieced together from many different collections.

RISM Series A/II: Music Manuscripts after 1600

This database is an annotated index of music manuscripts held in libraries, archives, monasteries, schools and private collections around the world. It is published by the Répertoire International des Sources Musicale (International Inventory of Musical Sources), an international non-profit organization that aims to document the world's musical sources from the earliest times.

Historical Digital Archives

Musical Periodicals, 1781-1879

This collection allows researchers to discover early America through popular music by gathering publications dedicated to various aspects of music, from the sacred to the secular, from the political to the comic.