Below you see listed the mostly commonly used databases for music research. Click here to view ALL library subscription databases.
- RILM Abstracts of Music Literature 1967-present
Broad international coverage indexing journals, books, dissertations, conference proceedings, Festschriften, and more covering all areas of music.
- International Index to Music Periodicals 1874-present
Indexes scholarly and popular music publications with abstracts and some full text.
- Rock's Backpages
Online library of popular music journalism spanning 50 years and including many noted writers.
- JSTOR Journal Storage Project
56 music journals are available in full-text through JSTOR. Coverage is usually from the first issue to 3-5 years before the present.
- Project MUSE
Includes 12 music journals (mostly current) with a broad range of topics including women in music, Latin-American music, and computer music.
- International Index to the Performing Arts
Lists articles from scholarly and popular periodicals covering dance, film, television, theater, opera, stagecraft, broadcast arts, storytelling and more. Some full text.
- RIPM: Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (1800-1950)
Extensive coverage of music periodical literature from 1800 to 1950. Searchable together with RILM to provide you access to over two hundred years of music periodical literature.