This guide directs student conducting research in the field of Music to useful and appropriate resources in the Zondervan Library and beyond.
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2017
- IIMP (International Index to Music Periodicals)
Provides citations and articles, including both scholarly and popular sources, covering areas of study such as music education, performance, ethnomusicology, musical theatre, theory, popular music forms, composition, etc.
- Academic Search Premier
Be specific as you search, and it's likely you will find good information here from magazines, newspapers, and journals.
- Oxford Music
Search composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, forms and genres in multiple reference resources at once: Grove Music Online; Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd Ed., Rev.; Encyclopedia of Popular Music; and Oxford Companion to Music.
- Naxos Music Library
Provides on-demand audio streaming to millions of tracks mainly from the classical music genre, but also including world/folk music, contemporary jazz, and Chinese music. Explore by musical genre, composer, instrument, country, etc.
- IPA Source
Contains over 5000 International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts.
Don't stop with the above tools. These three databases also feature a significant amount of music literature.
- Google Scholar
Includes journal articles, book chapters and essays, and sometimes entire books. Text is frequently not available for free, but can be accessed using WorldCat or Interlibrary Loan.
Provides full-text articles from scholarly journals in a broad spectrum of topics and disciplines. Coverage spans from the journals' inception to the most recent 3-5 years (current issues are not available).