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Music Resources

Music Databases

  • The authoritative resource for music research with over 52,000 articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars charting the diverse history, theory and cultures of music around the globe.

    Coverage: 1878 - present
  • Formerly The Music Index Online by Harmonie Park Press, this database provides comprehensive coverage of the music field and every aspect of the classical and popular worlds of music. With cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for hundreds of periodicals, this resource is an invaluable resource for both the novice and scholar.  Featuring digitized content from 1970 to the present, the Music Index contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians and the music industry for more than 480 periodicals.

    Coverage: 1979 - present
  • Cross-searches all of SLU's music databases from Alexander Street Press; American Song, Classical Music, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music and Smithsonian Global Sound.

    Coverage: 1893 - present
  • Oxford Music Online is the gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location.

    Coverage: 1980 - present