Music Databases


Research databases:

Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
A scholarly, multi-disciplinary, database; with full text coverage of 4600 journals in a range of subjects. This database is a good starting place for almost any topic search.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science)
Citation index that provides consolidated searching of a social science citation index, art and humanities citation index and multi disciplinary databases—may be searched by author, title, subject, and topic. These are citations of usage, not full text and will be useful primarily to upper division students and faculty doing research.
JSTOR
A scholarly journal archive that provides image and full text access to archival (more than 5 years old) scholarly journals in a wide variety of subject areas.
Project MUSE
Provides full-text access to a selection of humanities and social sciences journals.

Reference databases:

African American Music Reference (Alexander Street Press)
Contains reference materials that cover blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression. Part of the Music Online collection.
Classical Music Reference Library (Alexander Street Press)
Contains reference materials that span the entire history of Western classical music. Included are the authoritative reference titles Baker’s Dictionary of Music, Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker’s Student Encyclopedia of Music. Part of the Music Online collection.
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (Alexander Street Press)
Provides a survey of the musical heritage, traditions and themes of various regions and a description of their specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Part of the Music Online collection.
Music Online (Alexander Street Press)
Database with streaming audio, video, reference, and scores. Includes the collections African American Music Reference, American Song, Classical Music Library, Classical Music Reference Library, Classical Scores Library, Contemporary World Music, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Jazz Music Library, Smithsonian Global Sound, Dance in Video, and Opera in Video.
Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century (Salem History)
Biographical information on composers from all genres.
NAXOS Music Library
Audio streams of more than 27,000 CDs and over 350,000 tracks of music. Provides comprehensive liner notes, opera synopsis, and composer and artist biographies. Limited to 10 concurrent users.
Oxford Handbooks Online
Provides in-depth, high-level articles written by the world’s leading scholars.
Oxford Music Online
Provides access to online music reference resources including the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, and The Oxford Companion to Music.
Oxford Reference Online - Premium
Language and subject reference works from Oxford Press into single cross searchable reference.

Streaming audio & video databases:

Alexander Street Video (Alexander Street Press)
Streaming videos, including a collection of 20th century dance performances & documentaries on dance and dance training.
American Song (Alexander Street Press)
This is a history database that allows people to hear music from America’s past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. Part of the Music Online collection.
Classical Music Library (Alexander Street Press)
Streaming music database. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera. Part of the Music Online collection.
Contemporary World Music (Alexander Street Press)
Streaming music database that delivers sounds from around the world. Contains a mix of modern and traditional world music with a focus on contemporary genres. Part of the Music Online collection.
Jazz Music Library (Alexander Street Press)
Streaming music database with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres. Part of the Music Online collection.
Music Online (Alexander Street Press)
Database with streaming audio, video, reference, and scores. Includes the collections African American Music Reference, American Song, Classical Music Library, Classical Music Reference Library, Classical Scores Library, Contemporary World Music, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Jazz Music Library, Smithsonian Global Sound, Dance in Video, and Opera in Video.
NAXOS Music Library
Audio streams of more than 27,000 CDs and over 350,000 tracks of music. Provides comprehensive liner notes, opera synopsis, and composer and artist biographies. Limited to 10 concurrent users.
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries (Alexander Street Press)
Streaming music database. Produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, it is a virtual encyclopedia of the world’s musical and aural traditions. Part of the Music Online collection.

Scores:

Classical Scores Library (Alexander Street Press)
Provides a number of important classical scores and manuscripts. Part of the Music Online collection.

Other useful resources:

Library Catalog
Search for books, audio, video, and periodicals at the Dixie State University Library.
Electronic Books
A list of ebook databases available at Dixie.
EndNote Web
Manage your citations with a bibliographic utility.
Full-Text Periodicals List
Find a specific journal or magazine.
ILLiad
Borrow materials from other libraries using interlibrary loan.
ProQuest Research Companion
Information literacy training aligned with ACRL Information Literacy and Common Core English Language Arts standards. Provides a framework and foundation for information literacy instruction.
WorldCat Discovery
Search library catalogs in Utah and beyond.