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Archive of Recorded Sound

Research databases

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Reference works

     
Oxford Music Online

Includes Grove Music Online
Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Oxford Dictionary of Music
Oxford Companion to Music

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Oxford Bibliographies Online: Music

Peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on musicology and ethnomusicology

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Oxford Reference Works: Performing Arts

Search multiple encyclopedias and dictionaries on opera, theater, and related topics

 

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Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Devoted to music research of all the world's peoples;
includes audio examples
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Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians Concise biographies    
Musical America Current news and directories What's new?  
The Cambridge Companions to Music Online books on a wide variety of music topics.    
Opening Night!  Opera & Oratorio Premieres Cross-index of data for over 38,000 opera and oratorio premieres    
       
       

Discographies

     
Bielefelder Kataloge Klassik Classical    
The Jazz Discography Jazz   Help 
Discography of American Historical Recordings  Multiple genres   Help 
       

Indexes to periodical literature

     

 

IIMP

Articles, reviews, obituaries. Bulk coverage 1996-present   Help
RILM Articles, reviews, commentary, dissertations. 1967-present About Video intro
Music Index Articles, reviews, obituaries, dissertations. 1973-present   Help
RIPM Articles published ca. 1800-1950 What's new? Help
Bibliographie des Musikschriftums

International and interactive bibliography of literature on music 

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Indexes to printed music and manuscripts

     
RISM Historical manuscripts  Video update Help
Index to Printed Music Monuments, critical editions   Help
Music-in-Print New publications for all instruments    
Notnaia Letopsis Russian music publications    
Hofmeister XIX 19th century music published in German-speaking countries  About  Help