Information Services

Music

Some useful resources for Music are listed below.

Academic Video Online (Alexander St Press)

Access information:

Access on and off campus

Description:

Academic Video Online is a multidisciplinary collection of videos that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department. With thousands of thousands of titles available now and 400 new titles per month, this collection is unmatched in its breadth. Academic Video Online allows students and researchers alike to analyse unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors around the world.

Title List A title list as of Sept 2016 can be found here

 

British Library Archival Sound Recordings

Access information: Access on and off campus. Choose Log in via your home organisation and follow instructions.
Description: This service provides access to digitised recordings of some of the Sound Archives' collections. Archival Sound Recordings is the result of a development project to increase access to the British Library Sound Archive's extensive collections.

 

CAIRSS for Music

Access information: Free access from The University of Texas at San Antonio.
Description: CAIRSS (Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval Service Systemis) is a bibliographic database of music research literature in music education, music psychology, music therapy, and music medicine.

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Cross search the complete collection of Cambridge Companions. Full text is available for all publications. The Collections comprises the Companions to Literature and the Classics, the Companions to Music and the Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture. The Shakespeare Survey is also available to search.

 

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

Access information: Access on campus or off campus.
Description:

An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000.

The core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theatre are all included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles.

Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover in high-resolution colour, with granular indexing of all articles, covers, ads and reviews.

 

Access information: Freely available
Description: Bibliotheque Nationale de France and partners' full-text collections. Two million items from books, periodicals, maps, scores, images, sound recordings manuscripts.

 

Access Information: Access on and off campus
Description: Use IPM to find individual pieces of music printed in standard scholarly editions. With over 425,000 records available for searching, IPM provides detailed indexing across a range of categories, including collection, composer, editor, format, genre, language, librettist, publication year etc. It is also possible to search for titles of music collections, as well as individual compositions.
 
Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: International Index to Music Periodicals Full-Text (IIMP) is a music journal resource, covering the scholarly to the popular, with more than half a million indexed articles, plus detailed abstracts and full text.
Coverage: 1874 to the present.

 

Access information: Access on or off campus
Description: Free-at-the-point-of-use images, video and audio content licensed for educational and research use accessed from a single interface. Collections included cover a range of subject areas.
Coverage:

Includes access to Getty Images and a range of newsreels including, ITN, Gaumont, British Paramount, Channel 4 and Reuters. Also material from Imperial War Museum, Wellcome Library, Royal Geographical Society & St George's Hospital Medical School as well as Art & Design collections.  Content is in the process of being transferred to the new publisher.

Jisc-owned content will be loaded onto MediaPlus gradually, with highest-use content such as ITN News being released first. Over the coming weeks, all videos, images and audio recordings licensed by Jisc will be released on the new service, and service updates will be communicated regularly. During the phased release of content, additional Alexander Street collections will be freely available to ensure that end users have a large body of relevant video available

 

medici.tv

Access information: Access on and off campus.  medici.tv boasts a collection of 1600 classical music videos: concerts, operas, ballets, archives, documentaries, artist profiles and educational programmes, among others
Description: One of the largest online audio-visual catalogues of classical music, opera and dance, consisting of a library of contemporary and historic performances, documentaries on composers and artists, and other interesting resources for Music scholars.
Coverage: 1600 classical music videos: concerts, operas, ballets, archives, documentaries, artist profiles and educational programmes.

 

Access Information: Access on and off campus
Description: The Music Industry Data tool is a way of gathering information about music trends and the impact of music across countries and cultures. Music Industry Data is a growing repository of historical and current data from Billboard, Official Chart Company, Media Control and many more reporting agencies around the world. This data is presented in Relative Pitch Graphs™ with sophisticated functionality. Based on sales data, Relative Pitch Graphs™ are a way of normalising data over time, and tell the story of the impact of music on society and cultures. Music Industry Data links all the data that exists on music, industry trends and commercial facts so that researchers can make original and rigorous academic enquiries. Previously we could only make qualitative assumptions about the impact of music socially, politically and economically. With Music Industry Data, researchers can use quantitative techniques to verify what really happened and the true context in which music was produced.

 

Access information: Access on and off campus
Description: A large, diverse and comprehensive catalogue of online music content from Alexander Street (a ProQuest company). From classical music, to alternative rock, to zydeco, from ballet to operatic arias to alternative dance, Alexander Street's music and dance resources cover many genres and content formats.
Coverage: Over 9 million audio tracks, 2,900+ videos, 51,000+ scores, 124,000+ pages of reference material, and 200,000+ playlists.
 

Naxos Music Library

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Access information: Mac users should use the VPN for off campus access
Description: A music listening service which allows you to search, browse and listen to over 1.9 million tracks of music, including classical, jazz folk, world music and pop and rock.

 

Access information. Access on and off campus.
Access information. Mac users should use the VPN for off campus access.
Description. Naxos Music Library Jazz [NMLJ] offers a mix selection of jazz legends and contemporary jazz. Recordings of over 32,000 artists are represented. The recordings in Naxos Music Library Jazz come from over 200 labels, and include the catalogue of Blue Note Records, Warner Jazz, EMI, Fantasy and others. There are three search modes available: browse the library alphabetically by CD title, keyword search by name of artist, track or disc title, and advanced search by a combination of criteria. Access with iPhone or iPod Touch: The Naxos Music Library Jazz App is available through the iTunes App Store.

 

Access information: Available on and off campus
Description: This is a new initiative launched by the academic databases supplier Alexander Street to build the world’s most comprehensive open network of digital resources for the study of music. Curated by a community of music scholars, students, teachers and librarians, it is free to access and includes peer-reviewed journals, books, and music scores. Audio and video will be added in due course. Alexander Street are working with global contributors including The British Library, The Royal Library of Denmark, The Bibliothéque national de France, Biblioteca Nacional de Espaňa, Biblioteka Narodowa, and the Library of Congress.

 

Oxford Music Online

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Provides access the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz and The New Grove Dictionary of Opera as well as The Oxford Companion to Music and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
  Entries include biographies, bibliographies and lists of works.
 

RILM (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale) abstracts of music literature with full text

Access information: Access on and off-campus.
Description:

The Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale publishes an ongoing database of musicological bibliography. The database is commonly referred to as RILM Abstracts of Music Literature or RILM. An international bibliography of scholarly writings on music and related disciplines, RILM contains over 140 languages, is classified by topic, and includes original-language titles; title translations in English; full bibliographic information; abstracts in English; author, subject, and periodical indexes.

As of September 2016, we have upgraded this subscription to include the addition of a million pages of full-text content from more than 200 key periodicals, many of which are not available anywhere else online.

Title list: List of titles as of September 2016
 

Rock's Backpages

Access information: Access on and off-campus
Description:

Rock's Backpages is the world’s most comprehensive online database of music writing and journalism, sourced from the pages of the music and mainstream press, it is a library of primary source, full text articles (reviews, interviews, features and more) from the early 1950s to the present day.

There are over 30,000 on the site as of May 2016, with over 50 new articles added weekly. These feature over four thousand artists and range from 500-word album (or concert) reviews to 10,000-word interviews and features, and over 500 previously unpublished, audio interviews with major music artists.

A list of publications can be found at http://www.rocksbackpages.com/medias.html

Coverage: From the late 1950s to the present day.  The library is added to weekly, with at least 50 text articles and one new audio interview.

 

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Subject guide: Music