Music

Some useful resources for Music are listed below.

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.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

Access information: Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
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.

Gallica Bibliothèque Numerique

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

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International Index to Music Periodicals - Full Text

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.

medici.tv

Access information:Access on and off campus.
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.

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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 285,000 digital tracks of music, including classical, jazz folk, world music and pop and rock.

Naxos Music Library Jazz

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.

Oxford Music Online

Access information:Access on and off campus. On campus: via IP. Off campus: Select 'Login via your home institution' and enter 'University of Edinburgh'
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.

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RILM (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale)

Access information:Access on and off-campus.
Description:The Répertoire International de Littérature 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. [ARC2 WebSpirs is no longer available]

Rock's Backpages

Access information:Access on and off-campus
Description:A fully searchable archive of 12,000 plus full text reviews, interviews and features from the world's best rock music writers and critics.
Coverage:From the late 1950s to the present day.
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