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Music, Theatre, & Dance Research Databases

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International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text (NEW)

Provides articles, books, book chapters, dissertation abstracts, and reviews on theatre and performance from around the world.

International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text (IIMP)

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, and more.

IPA Source

Contains over 5000 International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts.


Provides searchable full text of the complete back files for hundreds of important scholarly journals in a broad spectrum of topics and disciplines. Coverage generally includes the first volume through issues published prior to the most recent 3-5 years (current issues are not available in JSTOR).

Naxos Music Library

Provides on-demand audio streaming for millions of tracks mainly from the classical music genre, but also including world/folk music, contemporary jazz, and Chinese music. You can explore the "library" by musical genre, composer, instrument, country, etc.

Oxford Music Online

Search The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd Rev. ed. (2006); Colin Larkin's Encyclopedia of Popular Music; and The Oxford Companion to Music (2002), which offers thousands of articles on composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments, notation, forms, and genres.

Play Index (H.W. Wilson) (NEW)

Searches thousands of plays. Search by title, author, subject, style, genre, and cast type.

Last revised September 27, 2016 - 07:38 AM