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Performing Arts Library: Databases

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GROVE MUSIC ONLINE

The leading online resource for music research.

RILM International Repository of Music Literature

[1967- Index of over 10,000 journals, dissertations,
festschriften, conference proceedings, etc. Some full text.

IPA SOURCE

The web's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet
(IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias
and art song texts.

JSTOR

A full-text archive of 306 scholarly journals [50 music titles]  
offering back runs of journals from the very first issues to a
"moving wall" of 2-5 years before the current issue.

MLA International Bibliography

MLA International Bibliography is an index to books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore,
and linguistics.

MUSIC INDEX 1962-

Comprehensive subject-author guide to music
periodical literature  (Paper copy 1949-2001 in Library).

OPERA AMERICA

Company, Performer, Member directories, online resources, job listings, educational materials. For access email request.

OXFORD MUSIC ONLINE

Access to Grove Music Online, Oxford Companion to Music,  
Oxford Dictionary of Music, and Encyclopedia of
Popular Music  (4th ed. 2006). [about]

PLAY INDEX

Find citations to some 31,000 plays published individually
or in collections from 1949

PROJECT MUSE

Full text access to current peer-reviewed content from over
270 interdisciplinary, prestigious humanities and social
science journals. 

Research Tools

Two research tools that you may find useful:

  • LibX:  A FireFox (web browswer) plug-in that allows you to search for items in our Library collections from any web page. It allows you to search for books, articles, and other kinds of research resources in InvestiGator, Google Scholar, WorldCat and elsewhere right from the webpage where you found it (like Amazon, Google and Yahoo, Worldcat, etc.).
  • Zotero: A FireFox (web browswer) plug-in that allows you to collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work — in the web browser itself.

PAL Staff

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