Classical, Jazz, scores, recordings
This guide provides an overview of tools and basic strategies to search for books, journals, articles, scores, recordings, and other music resources.
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If you can't find the book that you want at VCU, try these resources to find what you need.
Start your music research and exploration with these resources.
- Music Online
The most comprehensive collection of online music recordings, video and reference on the web. You can access recordings as streaming files or on your mobile devices! Gateway to: Classical Music Library, Jazz Music Library, American Song, Contemporary World Music, Dance in Video, Smithsonian Global Sound, Classical Score Library, African American Music Reference (full text) and more.
- Oxford Music Online
From Bach to the blues, this online resource provides authoritative information of all aspects of music world wide, with over 50,000 articles, 28,000 biographies, timelines, advanced search and browse features. Includes The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
- Music Index
Guide to articles and literature about music, musicians and the music industry for more than 650 periodicals. Includes reviews and notes first performances and obituaries.
- RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
Citations and abstracts to the international music literature. Indexes many foreign-language journals. Includes citations to dissertations and essays in books. Focuses on academic research.