Since 1929 The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America has been the leading source of theoretical and experimental research results in the broad interdisciplinary subject of sound. The Journal serves physical scientists, life scientists, engineers, psychologists, physiologists, architects, musicians, and speech communication specialists. Subject coverage includes: linear and nonlinear acoustics; aeroacoustics, underwater sound and acoustical oceanography; ultrasonics and quantum acoustics; architectural and structural acoustics and vibration; speech, music and noise; psychology and physiology of hearing; engineering acoustics, sound transducers and measurements; bioacoustics, animal bioacoustics and bioresponse to vibration.
Alexander Street Press offers video, audio and text-based resources covering an extensive range of subjects. This site allows users to cross-search the content purchased by the University of Melbourne Library. It features a single, fully integrated platform, offering access to thousands of full-length streaming video titles and audio recordings. Almost every video in the collection is fully transcribed in addition to being indexed for subjects, people, places, release date, language, publisher, and video type. Users can also select to view a single subject collection by using the dropdown menu at the top of the homepage.
Artfilms is streaming hundreds of exclusive educational videos from top artists and independent producers with unlimited, simultaneous usage. PLEASE NOTE : The Library has access to selected titles in the "In Concert and Contemporary Music collections" only.
ARTS:LIVE is an interactive online learning platform that promotes active collaboration between teachers and students across all Australian Curriculum art forms: Dance, Drama, Media arts, Music and Visual arts. It offers pre-service teachers access to highly practical, theory-based education resources designed to enable them to ‘hit the ground running’ and enter the classroom to confidently and effectively deliver the Australian arts curriculum. The database contains a growing suite of media-rich resources and activities which can be used to deliver a single lesson or an entire term of sequential learning.
The Australian Jazz Real Book dedicated to the preservation and distribution of Australian Jazz. The database currently features over 400 sheets of Australian jazz tunes from Australian composers. It is designed for practising and performing musicians, educators and curriculum designers with the opportunity to integrate Australian jazz into music curricula.
Cambridge Companions Online offers subject or theme based collections of content within a richly functional, fully cross-searchable online environment. This collection of over 500 titles covers literature, philosophy, religion, classics, cultural studies, and music. The content is updated continuously.
Cambridge University Press currently publishes over 300 peer-reviewed academic journals for the global market. Cambridge Journals Online contain the latest research from a broad sweep of subject areas.
Classical Music in Video will contain 1,000 hours of classical music performances and masterclasses captured on video—approximately 1,500 performances in all. The collection will contain performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world.
Multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.
Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database will contain important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.
Dance in Video contains dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. Included are classic performances from top ballet companies; experimental works from up-and-coming dance troupes; documentaries by and about leading choreographers; videos on dance training; and other items covering a wide range of 20th century dance styles. The Library has access to volumes I & II of Dance in Video.
Provides access to the complete works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) in digital form via the internet for study and performance purposes. Includes all works of music online, letters, documents and librettl. Strives to incorporate images of original source materials with due consideration of copyright laws. Access to the website, including the downloading and printing of files for non-commercial purposes, is free. Information relating to works and sources is provided online.
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music. This release includes 1,217 essays and images from 10 sources and hundreds of audio examples.
It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems.
The Index to Printed Music (IPM) is the only electronic resource for finding individual pieces of music published in standard scholarly editions, from Ancient Greek times to present. This index contains hundreds of thousands of records of individual music works, and provides detailed indexing across a range of categories.
IPA Source is the web's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content. You can search or browse by composer, poet, aria, Latin text title, or all titles.
Jazz Music Library has a large comprehensive collection from legendary record labels and the list of artists is enormous. Content is added on a regular basis. The aim of Jazz Music Library is to release new content monthly and focus is on releasing a large number of albums. Indexing is included for each album and includes detailed instrumentation and performer information.
Music & Performing Arts combines text, audio and video that spans all time periods, hundreds of thousands of seminal artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles to provide an unparalleled learning environment for the teaching of music.
This database provides indexing and abstracts for several hundred international music periodicals from over 20 countries, plus full text for more than 140 of the indexed journals. The database currently includes over 770,000 records, the majority from the most recent ten years of publication.
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 coverage commencing 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 490 periodicals. It also provides selective coverage for more than 200 periodicals.
Music Online brings together on a single cross-searchable platform the entire suite of Alexander Street Press music products that the Library subscribes to. With Music Online, Alexander Street Press aims to provide the most comprehensive database in streaming audio, video, reference, and scores on the web.
African American Music Reference will contain 50,000 pages that offers the first comprehensive coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression. It also includes 4,426 essays and images.
American Song is a history database that allows people to hear and feel the 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.
Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online. The Naxos Music Library offers streamed audio recordings from the complete catalogues of the Naxos and Marco Polo labels and selected recordings from over 640 other independent labels including EMI, Warner Classics and Sony Classical. Additional resources include music notes, cover artwork, tracklistings, instrumentation and publisher information, libretti and synopses of more than 700 operas, composer and artist biographies, pronunciation guide for composer and artist names, glossary, guide to musical terms and work analyses.
Opera in Video contains the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon.
Oxford Handbooks Online brings together the world's leading scholars to write review essays that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic, and make an original argument about the future direction of the debate.
The Oxford History of Western Music online offers an unmatched account of the evolution of Western classical music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin. Since its original publication in print Taruskin’s landmark study has received universal acclaim and numerous awards. The full text is now available for the first time in an interactive digital format. The online version includes all 1.25 million words, 500 images, and 1,800 musical examples from the updated paperback edition with sophisticated search and browse functionality designed to maximize the dynamic possibilities of online reading and research.
Oxford Music Online is the home of Grove Music Online the authority on all aspects of music worldwide. Cross-search the full text (with updated content and bibliographies) of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz plus specially-commissioned articles only available online. The Oxford Companion to Music and The Oxford Dictionary of Music are available alongside Grove Music Online providing a quick introduction to complex terms and concepts.
Play With a Pro Masterclass Videos feature the great teachers and musicians of our time sharing their knowledge and passion for classical music. These videos portray the artists and go behind the scene to unfold the thoughts and insights they have put into their own music making. The videos can be streamed online or downloaded and viewed offline, either on your computer, smartphone or tablet. A list of the available videos is here, but you can only access the videos from the link above.
Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from scholarly journals published by major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature is a comprehensive bibliography featuring citations, abstracts and subject indexing of content from the early 1800s through to the present. The database includes coverage of relevant articles from more than 10,000 journals, many of which are not specifically devoted to music, as well as music-related articles published in conference proceedings; articles in Festschriften celebrating music scholars; and articles in anniversary volumes published in honor of musicians, composers and institutions dating back to the 18th century. Updated monthly.
The RIPM e-Library of Music Periodicals is a full-text collection of rare music journals. With extensive coverage of journals in 15 languages it offers searchable primary source material not available in any other online resource. The e-Library collection includes journals of focus and scope not treated in the RIPM Retrospective Index or RIPM Online Archive, including those focusing on specialized topics such as instruments, music education, musicology’s early periodicals, and jazz, with others combining both musical and non-musical content, such as theatrical journals.
RIPM Online Archive is a full-text version of selected journals indexed in RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals, and is updated every six months with new titles. It is a unique collection of primary source material and periodicals for the study of music and musical life from approximately 1800 to 1950. It is also the only extensive collection available online for music periodicals dating from the Early Romantic to the Modern period, from Beethoven to Bartók and from Schubert to Stravinsky.
The RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals database provides detailed content analysis of writings on musical history and culture between 1800 and 1950. RIPM is updated biannually and currently indexes the contents of over 140 music periodicals, including articles, reviews, illustrations, music examples, advertisements, press reviews and more.
RISM is the most comprehensive annotated index and guide to music manuscripts, containing more than 657,000 manuscript records by over 22,500 composers found in over 800 libraries and archives in 32 countries. It is is published by the Répertoire International des Sources Musicale - RISM (International Inventory of Musical Sources), an international, non-profit joint venture, which aims to comprehensively document the world's musical sources of manuscripts or printed music, works on music theory, and libretti stored in libraries, archives, monasteries, schools and private collections.
Rock and Roll explores the dynamic period of social, political and cultural change between 1950 and 1975. The resource offers thousands of colour images of manuscript and rare printed material as well as photographs, ephemera and memorabilia from this exciting period in our recent history.
Rock’s Backpages is the rock & roll library online with an archive of legendary interviews, classic features, and groundbreaking reviews by the rock writers. The archive draws on publications from Creem and Trouser Press to Rolling Stone, and from New Musical Express and Melody Maker to MOJO. It is fully searchable by artist, genre,writer or keyword (allowing search by album or single title, date etc). Rock’s Backpages also features a library of audio interviews.
Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. It also includes music recorded around the African continent by Dr. Hugh Tracey for the International Library of African Music (ILAM) at Rhodes University as well as material collected by recordists on the South Asian subcontinent from the Archive Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE), sponsored by the American Institute for Indian Studies.
University of California Press is a nonprofit publishing arm of the University of California system. For more than 100 years, it has championed work that influences public discourse and challenges the status quo in multiple fields of study. It publishes journals in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The Library subscribes to selected UC Press journals.