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Literature and periodicals

RILM Abstracts
abstracts and keywords for music literature and periodicals since 1967; occassionally with links to JSTOR and other full-text e-resources.

retrospective index with bibliographic information about writings in music periodicals, published between 1800 and 1950. Full text articles in the RIPM Online Archive

Music Index
mostly lists music literature with keywords (and sometimes abstracts) for publications, since 1952. Particularly useful for more popular music genres and publications which are more aimed a general readership.

Bibliographie des Musikschrifttums
Bibliography of Music Literature is an international database for bibliographical research in music/ology

access to full-text music periodicals (including several major titles from the early 20th-century)

e-journals in Cambridge
find e-journals available online via the CAM domain

ebooks in Cambridge


ProQuests' Dissertations & Theses
citations, abstracts and some full-text of more than 1.5 million doctoral & master's theses from European and North American universities.

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology - (formerly hosted at Indiana University, now hosted by the AMS)
bibliographic database of Ph.D. theses completed and in progress

Electronic Theses Online System indexes the majority of doctorial theses submitted at UK institutions of Higher Education (a high number of these are, or can be made available online)

Reference texts online

Oxford Music Online
(incl. New Grove Dictionary of Music)

Dictionary of National Biography
more than 57,000 biographies on 'the people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond'.

The Times Digital Archive (1785-1985)
provides full-text access to all content

Concert programme notes

Cadenza Programme Note Library

Classical music programme notes by Malcolm Miller

Hyperion Records (most entries have a link to "Sleeve notes")