Music

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Databases

Major Article Databases

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Publication coverage: 1874 - present
Indexing, abstracts and selected full text coverage of the most important music journals covering a broad scope of research from performance, theory and composition to music education, jazz and ethnomusicology.
Publication coverage: 1976 - present (with some backfile indexing from 1962-1975)
Indexes articles from over 700 international music periodicals, as well as book reviews and reviews of music recordings, tapes, and performances. Obituaries and first performances are noted. Access to historiographic, ethnographic and musicological data. Topics include past and present personalities, the history of music, forms and types of music, musical instruments from the earliest times to modern electronic instruments, plus computer produced music.
Publication coverage: 1967 - present (updated monthly)
Access restricted to the Queen's community (4 user limit)
Comprehensive, international index to music literature, from Western and Eastern classical to pop, folk, and jazz.

Other Music Databases

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Citations to nearly 30,000 articles on music in Canada, dating from the late-19th century to the present day. Also indexes significant articles on international music and musicians, published in Canadian periodicals since 1999. Covered are 500 Canadian music journals, newsletters and magazines, almost 200 of which are currently active and continue to be indexed.
Publication coverage: 15th - 21st centuries
Find classical music scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished material.
Part of the Canadian Encyclopedia
Publication coverage: 1900 to present
Access restricted to the Queen's community (3 user limit)
Covers popular music of all genres and periods, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music as well as popular music trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals.
Access restricted to the Queen's community (3 user limit)
Full text online version of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz , with annual updates (updated articles are date-stamped in the upper right corner of the screen).
Access restricted to the Queen's community (100 user limit)
Online listening access to more than 24,000 music recordings. NOTE: Check system requirements and settings.
Access restricted to the Queen's community (3 user limit)
Full-text, online version of Grove Music Online (which includes The New Grove Dictionary of Opera), Encyclopedia of Popular Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music, with ongoing additions of new material and updates to the texts.
Access restricted to the Queen's community (5 user limit)
Audio files for published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and more.
The SONG INDEX helps locate songs from published collections housed in the Queen's Music Library stacks. The index provides access to specific songs by composer, song title or first line, as well as other means of searching.

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How to Find Music

Find Music Scores

All music scores are accessible through QCAT searching by Author (i.e. composer), Title, Subject or Keyword Boolean.

Keyword Boolean searches are most useful to allow combination of terms and avoid retrieving sound recordings. Examples:

mahler and wunderhorn not (disc or sound)
beethoven and symphon? and (pastoral? or "no. 6" or "op. 68") not (disc or sound)
Excluding the sound recording format will retrieve scores, as well as historical, critical, and analytical works about the music. Understanding the shelving arrangement will indicate if the call number is a score (M) or a book (ML).
Truncation ( ?) allows the possibility of finding a call number for the single work or a published collection (anthology) of the composer's symphonies, sonatas, etc. which contains the individual work required.

Call Number Guides by Instrument are useful for browsing available scores for specific instruments or voice.

Uniform Titles

Uniform Titles are assigned to music scores because a musical work is often published in multiple editions with varying versions of the title (i.e. variable order of form, medium, key, opus numbering, use of programmatic titles such as Beethoven's Sonata Pathetique for Sonata op. 13, no. 8, as well as titles in different languages).

In the case of works with generic titles, form, instrumentation, numbering and key qualifiers are added in a prescribed order to identify the piece.

Beethoven. Sonatas, piano, no. 8, op. 13, C minor

In the case of works with distinctive titles, the uniform title is based on the original language of the publication.

Mozart. Nozze di Figaro (i.e. NOT Marriage of Figaro)

In the case of arrangements, transcriptions, or reductions, "arr." is appended to the uniform title to indicate that the score is not the original version.

Concierto de Aranjuez; arr.

Types of Scores

Find Performance Scores

The Performance Library (choral, band, orchestral scores) belongs to the Queen's School of Music and is held off-site. Permission to use its holdings must be sought from the Ensemble leaders at the School of Music (533-2066). The Performance Scores Database is searchable via composer, title, keyword or other terms of access. Ask Music Library staff for assistance.

Find Song Titles

The Queen's Music Library Song Index helps locate songs from published collections housed in the library stacks. The index provides access to specific songs by composer, song title or first line, as well as other means of searching.

Sound Recordings

The Library's collection consists of over 10,000 compact discs and 10,000 LP records. Recordings circulate for use in the Library only. Listening stations are provided. The album covers and booklet inserts are a valuable source of historical, analytical and performer information.

Find Your Way around the Music Library

Items are arranged according to the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION scheme, Class M for Music. Generally, items are shelved, alphabetically, in author order within each subject class number. Class M (MUSIC) consists of 3 main sections:

  • M - Scores. Scores are shelved in 3 sections, by size: miniature, regular stack and oversize.
  • ML - Books on music literature, history and criticism. The BIOGRAPHY/CRITICISM number for composers is ML410. Books are grouped in alphabetical order by the biographee/subject. e.g Bruckner ML410 .B88
  • MT - Books on Music theory and education or Instrumental/Vocal Studies and exercises

See the detailed Library of Congress subject classification outline for Music and Books on music (CLASS "M").

Ask Music Library staff for assistance.

Call Numbers by Instrument

Bassoon

Bibliography/Repertoire lists
ML128 .B26

History/construction of the Bassoon
ML950 - ML953

Studies and methods (Bassoon family)
MT400 - MT415

Bassoon music

Solo
M75 - M79

Bassoon and piano
M253 - M254 (including transcriptions)

Bassoon duets
M288 - M289

Bassoon and orchestra
M1026 - M1027

Clarinet

Repertoire lists:
ML128 .C58

History /construction of the clarinet
ML945 - 946

Studies and methods
MT380 - MT388

Clarinet music

Solo
M70 - M74

Clarinet and piano
M248 - M252

Clarinet duets
M288 - M289

Clarinet and orchestra
M1024 - M1025

Flute

Repertoire lists/bibliography:
ML128 .F7

History /construction of the flute
ML935 - 936

Studies and methods
MT340 - MT348

Flute music

Solo
M60 - M64

Flute and piano
M240 - M242

Transcriptions
M243 - M244

Flute duets
M288 - M289

Flute and orchestra
M1020 - M1021

Guitar

Repertoire lists/bibliography:
ML128 .G8

History /construction of the guitar
ML1015 .G9

Studies and methods
MT580 - MT588

Guitar music

Solo
M125 - M127

Transcriptions
M128 - M129

Guitar and piano
M276 - M277

Guitar duets
M292 - M293

Guitar and orchestra
M1037.4 .G8

and String orchestra
M1137.4 .G8

Horn

Repertoire lists/bibliography:
ML128 .H67

History /construction of the Horn
ML955 - ML956

Studies and methods (Horn family)
MT420 - MT432

Horn music

Solo
M80 - M84

Horn and piano
M255 - M259

(including transcriptions)

Horn duets
M288 - M289

Horn and orchestra
M1028 - M1029

Oboe

Repertoire lists/bibliography:
ML128 .O2

History /construction of the oboe
ML940 - ML943

Studies and methods (oboe family)
MT360 - MT379

Oboe music

Solo
M65 - M69

Oboe and piano
M245 - M246

transcriptions
M245, M247

Oboe duets
M288 - M289

Oboe and orchestra
M1022 - M1023

Piano

Guide to finding piano scores and books about the piano or piano music
QCAT SUBJECT HEADINGS and LC CLASS Numbers

SCORES

SOLO

CHAMBER MUSIC SCORES

BOOKS ABOUT THE PIANO and PIANO MUSIC

Saxophone

Repertoire lists/bibliography:
ML128 .S247

History /construction of the saxophone
ML975 - ML976

History of saxophone music and playing
ML978

Studies and methods
MT500 - MT508

Saxophone music

Solo
M105 - M107

Transcriptions
M108 - M109

Saxophone and piano
M268 - M269

Saxophone duets
M288 - M289

Saxophone and orchestra
M1034.S4 (cadenzas M1034.5.S4

Solo with piano
M1034.S4

Saxophone and string orchestra (& solo with piano)
M1134.S4

Trumpet

Repertoire lists/bibliography:
ML128 .T8

History /construction of the trumpet
ML960 - ML961

History of trumpet music and playing
ML963

Studies and methods
MT440 - MT448

Trumpet music

Solo
M85 - M87

Transcriptions
M88 - M89

Trumpet and piano
M260 - M261

Trumpet duets
M288 - M289

Trumpet and orchestra
M1030 (cadenzas M1030.5)

solo with piano
M1031

Trumpet and string orchestra
M1130

Solo with piano
M1131

Viola

Repertoire lists/bibliography:
ML128 .V36

graded lists
ML132 .V36

History /construction of the viola
ML900 - ML901

History of viola music and playing
ML905

Studies and methods
MT280 - MT298

Viola music

Solo
M45 - M47

transcriptions
M48 - M49

Viola and piano
M224 - M226

transcriptions
M227 - M228

Viola duets
M286 - M287

Viola and orchestra
M1014 (cadenzas M1014.5)

Solo with piano
M1015

Viola and string orchestra
M1114

Solo with piano
M1115

Violin

Repertoire lists/bibliography:
ML128 .V8

graded lists
ML132 .V4

History /construction of the violin
ML800 - ML846

History of violin music and playing
ML850 - ML890

specific musical forms
ML894 - ML897

Studies and methods
MT260 - MT279

Violin music

Solo
M40 - M42

transcriptions
M43 - M44

Violin and piano
M217 - M221

transcriptions
M222 - M223

Violin duets
M286 - M287

Violin and orchestra
M1012 (cadenzas M1012.5)

Solo with piano
M1013

Violin and string orchestra
M1112

Solo with piano
M1113

Violoncello

Repertoire lists/bibliography:
ML128 .V5

History /construction of the violoncello
ML910 - ML911

History of violoncello music and playing
ML915

Studies and methods
MT300 - MT318

Violoncello music

Solo
M50 - M52

transcriptions
M53 - M54

Violoncello and piano
M229 - M233

transcriptions
M235 - M236

Violoncello duets
M286 - M287

Violoncello and orchestra
M1016 (cadenzas M1016.5)

solo with piano
M1017

Violinoncello and string orchestra
M1116

Solo with piano
M1117

Voice

Songs are generally classified by the instrumental accompaniment or as excerpts of larger dramatic works. Within each section, the scores are filed alphabetically by composer.

QCAT SUBJECT HEADINGS AND LC CLASS NUMBERS

SCORES

Searching for songs in collections? Check the SONG INDEX link on the MUSIC LIBRARY WEBPAGE

BOOKS ABOUT VOCAL MUSIC

Canadian Music

Reference Resources

Encyclopedia of Music in Canada.

Freely accessible online updates to Encyclopedia of music in Canada, 2nd ed. - Kallman and Potvin, eds. Ref. ML106 .C3 E52 1992t / Encyclopédie de la musique au Canada, 2nd ed. Ref. ML106 .C3 E5214 1993 3 v.

The English and French print versions are now subsumed by The Canadian Encyclopedia (see print below) and updated online by Historica Canada. These combined sources are still the most authoritative first point of reference for researching the music of Canada.

Canadian encyclopedia, 4 vols. Edmonton, Alta. : Hurtig, 1988
Ref. FC23 .C36 1988

The Canadian journal of music, 1914-1919 / Kathleen McMorrow.
Ref. ML5 .C15 2005

Keyword-author index. (RIPM - retrospective index series)

Canadian music and music education : an annotated bibliography of theses and dissertations / Diane Peters.
Ref. ML120 .C2 P47 1997

Canadian musical works 1900-1980 : a bibliography of general and analytical sources. Ottawa : Canadian Association of Music Libraries, 1983.
Ref. ML120 .C2 R425 1983t

Contemporary Canadian composers / Keith MacMillan and John Beckwith
Ref. ML106 .C3 C66 (1975)

Published in French as Compositeurs canadiens contemporains / ed. Louise Laplante Ref. ML106 .C3 C664

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

Web access to The Garland encyclopedia of world music. Vol. 3 devoted to the United States and Canada.
Print edition in library: Ref. ML100 .G16 1997- 10 vols., accompanied by 9 CDs at Circulation Desk (SRCD97-121 v. 1-9)

Grove Music Online

Updated web access through Oxford Music Online to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
Ref. ML100 .N48 2001 29 vols.
Search specific topics, composers or the chapter on Canada in general.

Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

Archived web access to Catalogue of Archival fonds and collections of the Music Division. Ottawa : National Library of Canada, Music Division, 1994.
Ref. ML136 .O8 N375 1994t

Music in Canada: a research and information guide / Carl Morey (1997)
Ref. ML120 .C2 M67 1997

Music in Canada : capturing landscape and diversity / Elaine Keillor
ML205 .K385 2006, compact disc CD06-085

Twentieth century Canadian composers / Ian Bradley
Ref. ML390 .B825 (1977-1982) 2 v.

Journals, Databases and Streaming Resources

Bulletin of the International Council for Traditional Music
Canadian journal for traditional music (formerly: Canadian folk music journal)
Ethnomusicology
MUSICultures (formerly: Canadian journal for traditional music)
Nota bene: Canadian undergraduate journal of musicology
The World of music
Yearbook for traditional music
Check QCAT under Journal Title Exact to see if a journal title is in print or electronic format

Music Databases

RILM
Music Index Online
International Index to Music Periodicals
Relevant music databases which include information on early music. Requires Web proxy from off-campus.

Streaming Databases

Naxos Music Library
Online listening access to more than 24,000 music recordings. NOTE: Check system requirements and settings..
NFB.ca: National Film Board Videos Online
Over 1000 NFB films are free to all Canadians, but Queen’s Library community also has an additional account giving access to 3,000 films for classrooms.
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
Queen's community restricted access (requires web proxy) to published recordings owned by the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label, as well as to the archival audio collections of legendary record labels in the United States. Also includes music recorded in other countries.

Internet Resources

Canadian Museum of History

The CMH's online exhibitions currently include: Marius Barbeau: a glimpse of Canadian culture, 1883-1969, and another exhibition entitled: Crossroads of Culture: 200 years of Canadian immigration, which features in part the music instruments brought to Canada by immigrants.

Canadian Music Centre

Collects, distributes and promotes music by Canadian composers. Search for biographical, score and sound recording information.

Canadian Music Periodical Index

30 000 article entries from 500 Canadian music journals, 200 of which are still actively indexed, dating from the late-19th century to the present. Browse by name, subject or periodical title, or an advanced search using any combination. Provided by Library & Archives Canada.

The Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia

CANOE - JAM! Music's Canadian POP Music Encyclopedia chronicles nearly 1,300 Canadian contemporary pop music artists from the 1950s to the present; written by Toronto-based music writer Jaimie Vernon.

Clifford Ford Publications

Mandated to carry out the activities of the Canadian Musical Heritage Society, a leading research institution (1982-2003) which published a multi-volume anthology of historical Canadian music.

Institute for Canadian Music (U. of T.)

Includes a useful list of Canadian Music Links.

Library and Archives Canada - Music and Performing Arts

Includes links to LAC's Digital Collections such as Sheet Music from Canada's Past, Music Archives at the National Library of Canada, listing fonds of various Canadian composers, Virtual Exhibitions, Virtual Gramophone (Canadian historical sound recordings), Theatre, Dance and Music: Celebrating Women's Achievements , with biographical summaries of Emma Albani, Helen Creighton, La Bolduc (Mary Travers), Kathleen Parlow, Barbara Pentland and Ethel Stark and sample audio clips of their work, as well as Historica Foundation's Encyclopedia of Music in Canada.

Canadian University Music Libraries

Dalhousie University - Killam Memorial Library
McGill University - Marvin Duchow Music Library
Memorial University - Music Resource Centre
Mount Allison University - Alfred Whitehead Music Library
Queen's University - W.D. Jordan Music Library
Université de Montréal - Bibliothèque de musique
Université du Québec à Montréal
Université Laval
University of British Columbia Music, Art and Architecture Library
University of Calgary - Visual and Performing Arts Library
University of Manitoba - Eckhardt-Gramatté Music Library
University of Saskatchewan Library - Education & Music
University of Toronto Music Library
Western University Music Library (London, Ontario)
Wilfrid Laurier University
York University - Sound & Moving Image Library

Early Music

Reference Resources

Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians. Enl. ed.
Ref. ML105 .B16 2001 6 vols.

Short biographies of musical personalities past and present.

An early music dictionary : musical terms from British sources: 1500-1740 / Graham Strahle.
Ref. ML108 .S88 1995

Grove Music Online

Updated web access through Oxford Music Online to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
Ref. ML100 .N48 2001 29 vols.

A comprehensive encyclopaedia for the history of all genres of music, including illustrations and bio-bibliographical information.

The Harvard concise dictionary of music and musicians / D.M. Randel, ed.
Ref. ML100 .H36 1999

Contains brief biographical entries and definitions of terms and instruments.

The Harvard dictionary of music / D.M. Randel, ed. 4th ed.
Ref. ML100 .A64 2003

Covers Western classical music tradition. Defines key music terms and concepts in concise entries but contains no biographical information.

Liber usualis
Ref. ML2151 .L4 1956t

Medieval manuscripts for mass and office / Andrew Hughes
Ref. BX1973 .H83 1982

Medieval music : the sixth liberal art / Andrew Hughes
Ref. ML114 .H8 1980

Music reference and research materials : an annotated bibliography / V.H. Duckles, I. Reed. 5th ed.
Ref. ML113 .D83 1997

Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart
Ref. ML100 .M92 1994-2005)

Comprehensive, illustrated music reference work, written in German. International in scope and coverage, with articles by specialists. Includes extensive bibliographical notes.

New Oxford history of music
ML160 .N44 10 vols.

Presents music history in chronological time periods, as it developed in association with every form of human culture and activity, not as an isolated phenomenon.

Oxford Bibliographies Online - Music

OBO Music lists books, journals, primary documents, web resources, and multimedia resources.

The Oxford companion to music

Web access via Oxford Music Online to the print edition of The Oxford companion to music / Alison Latham, ed.Ref. ML100 .O94 2002t in Music Library Reference

Successor to Percy Scholes' Oxford companion to music and Denis Arnold's The New Oxford companion to music, this companion edition format honours the tradition to cover wide-ranging topics for a broad spectrum of music readers.

The Oxford dictionary of music / Michael Kennedy. 6th ed.

Web access to The Oxford dictionary of music / Michael Kennedy. 6th ed., updating 2nd. ed. rev. of print Ref. ML100 .K35 2006, which covers 5,000 composers, including contemporary figures, updated entries on conductors and performers, as well as others in the music industry, and musical terms and forms, instruments, works and venues. Edited by the former music critic of the Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Telegraph.

The Oxford history of Western music / Richard Taruskin.
ML160 .T18 2005 ref vols. 1-6

Musicologist Richard Taruskin sets the details of music, the chronological sweep of figures, works, and musical ideas, within the larger context of world affairs and cultural history.

Oxford Reference Online - Music

More than 69,000 concise definitions and in-depth, specialist encyclopedic entries on the wide range of subjects within the broad field of music.

Terminorum musicae index septem linguis redactus / Polyglot dictionary of musical terms (1978)
Ref. ML108 .T4

Translations of music terminology in seven languages: English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, and Russian.

Composer Guides - Selected examples

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina : a guide to research / Clara Marvin
Ref. ML134 .P2 M37 2002

Journals, Databases and Streaming Resources

Early music
ML5 .E18 1973-2003 print in Jordan Library Journals; online 1973-present

Early music America
(full-text online 1998-present through IIMP at Queen's)

Early music history
ML170 .E27t 1981-2002 print in Jordan Library Journals; online (1981-present)

Plainsong & medieval music
ML5 .P5t 2001-2003 print in Jordan Library Journals; online 2000-present

Check QCAT, under Journal Title Exact to see if a journal title is in print or electronic format

Music and Subject-Related Databases

RILM
Music Index Online
International Index to Music Periodicals
Relevant music databases which include information on early music. Requires Web proxy from off-campus.

International Medieval Bibliography

Relevant database covering medieval history from 300-1500 in archaeology, architecture, arts, canon law, classics, the crusades, daily life, ecclesiastical history, folk studies, historiography, language, literature, military history, music, philosophy, political thought, religion, social history, and theology, in Europe, North Africa, Armenia and the Muslim World.

Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Relevant database indexing journals from 1843-present for period covering 400-1700.

RISM (International Inventory of Musical Sources)

Non-profit, multinational database documenting extant musical sources (manuscripts, printed music, writings on music theory,and libretti, mostly before 1800) available in libraries, archives, monasteries and private collections.

Streaming Databases

Naxos Music Library
Online listening access to more than 24,000 music recordings. NOTE: Check system requirements and settings..

Internet Resources

Acadia Early Music Archive

Gordon J. Callon's excellent site includes an early music facsimile archive and graphical chronologies of events by century.

American Musicological Society

Mega-site with web sites of interest to musicologists, including early music.
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania's useful timeline, arranged chronologically by year of composer's birth within a century. Some links to additional composer information.

Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music

University of Oxford and Royal Holloway University of London online resource for the study of fragments and complete manuscripts of European medieval polyphonic music, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Access to images is free of charge, but requires users to complete a User Access Agreement, for reasons of copyright protection

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology Online

An international database of bibliographic records for completed dissertations and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology, as well as in related musical, scientific, and humanistic disciplines. Responsibility moved from the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature, Indiana University, to the American Musicological Society in 2010.

Early music - a web directory

Maintained by Zeroland (New Zealand), a dedicated arts portal and online directory, with extensive links for early music.

Early Music Composers

Site provided by Dr. Todd M. McComb, director of the Medieval Music & Arts Foundation. Also links to composer pages at other sites.

A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments

Musica Antiqua's illustrated guide to medieval and renaissance instruments, including pictures, descriptions, and historical information.

Composer sites - Samples

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)

Kristina Lerman's award site featuring The life and works of Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179).

Machaut on the web

International Machaut Society's links to sites relevant to the teaching, study, and performance of poetic and musical works by Guillaume de Machaut (ca. 1300-1377)

National Library sites

Bibliothèque nationale de France

British Library

Library & Archives Canada

Library of Congress

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

Vatican Library - All Catalogues

Other Library Catalogues

Ethnomusicology

Reference Resources

American folklore : an encyclopedia / ed. by Jan Harold Brunvand
Ref. GR101 .A54 1996
North American folklore (American and Canadian), excluding the folklore of Native Americans.
American Musical Traditions / ed. by Jeff Todd Titon, Bob Carlin
Ref. ML3551 .A53 2002 5 vols.
Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, covers Native American, African American, British Isles, European American, Latin American and Asian American musical traditions and influences.
Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world.
Volumes 1-7 of print version below now accessible online: v. 1. Media, industry and society. v. 2. Performance and production. v. 3. Caribbean and Latin America. v. 4. North America. v. 5. Asia and Oceania. v. 6. Africa and the Middle East. v. 7. Europe.
Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world. 9 vols.
Ref. ML102 .P66 C66 9 vols.
Volume 9 published under title: Bloomsbury encyclopedia of popular music of the world / ed. by David Horn et al. Contents: v. 1. Media, industry and society. v. 2. Performance and production. v. 3. Caribbean and Latin America. v. 4. North America. v. 5. Asia and Oceania. v. 6. Africa and the Middle East. v. 7. Europe. v. 8. Genres : North America. v. 9. Genres : Caribbean and Latin America.
Encyclopedia of African American music / ed. Emmett G. Price
Ref. ML101 .U6 E53 2011 3 vols.
Showcases all facets of African American music, including folk, religious, concert, and popular styles, and its role in American cultural history.
Encyclopedia of Music in Canada
Freely accessible online updates to Encyclopedia of music in Canada, 2nd ed. - Kallman and Potvin, eds. Ref. ML106 .C3 E52 1992t / Encyclopédie de la musique au Canada, 2nd ed. Ref. ML106 .C3 E5214 1993 3 v.
The English and French print versions are now subsumed by The Canadian Encyclopedia and updated online by Historica Canada. These combined sources are still the most authoritative first point of reference for researching the music of Canada.
See specific topics such as "marius barbeau" or the chapter on Ethnomusicology in general.
Encyclopedia of Native American music of North America / Elaine Keillor, Tim Archambault, and John M.H. Kelly.
ML102.N37 K45 2013 ref
Documents the varied musical practices among North America's First Peoples, both historically and in the modern context.
Ethnomusicology [electronic resource] : a guide to research / Jennifer C. Post
Web access to 2004 edition of Ethnomusicology : a guide to research.  Updated print 2nd ed. of Ethnomusicology : a research and information guide. ML128.E8 P67 2011 ref.  Introduces print and web-based sources and research resources published primarily in the last decade. Sources organized by topic and geographic region.
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
Ref. ML100 .G16 1997- 10 vols.
Web access to The Garland encyclopedia of world music, the first encyclopedia devoted to the music of all the world's peoples, with each volume devoted to a single region. Print edition: Ref. ML100 .G16 1997- 10 vols., accompanied by 9 CDs at Circulation Desk (SRCD97-121 v. 1-9)
Grove Music Online
Updated web access through Oxford Music Online to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
Ref. ML100 .N48 2001 29 vols.
See specific topics or the chapter on Ethnomusicology in general.
The Harvard dictionary of music, 4th ed. / edited by Don Michael Randel.
Ref. ML100 .A64 2003
Coverage has greatly expanded to include non-Western and popular music and musical instruments of all cultures.
The rough guide to world music / ed. by Simon Broughton et al.
Ref. ML102 .W67 W67 2006-2009, 3rd ed. 2 v. (vol. 3 expected)
v. 1. Africa & Middle East. v. 2. Europe, Asia & the Pacific.
Selected musical terms of non-Western cultures : a notebook-glossary / Walter Kaufmann
Ref. ML108 .K37 1990
World music : the rough guide
Ref. ML102 .W67 W67 1999 2 v.
A-Z on the music, musicians and recordings of: v. 1. Africa, Europe and the Middle East; v. 2. Latin and North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific

Bibliographies : selected examples (ML120-128)

African music : a Pan-African annotated bibliography / C. Lems-Dworkin
Ref. ML120 .A35 L4 1991t
Chinese music : an annotated bibliography, 2nd ed. / F. Lieberman
Ref. ML120 .C2 L5 1979
Folk music in America : a reference guide / Terry E. Miller
Ref. ML128 .F74 M5 1986t
The folk music sourcebook / L. Sandberg & D. Weissman
Ref. ML128 .F74 S26 1976t
From vodou to zouk: a bibliographic guide to music of the French-speaking Caribbean and its diaspora / John Gray
Ref. ML128 .F74 G73 2010
Indian music and dance / G.C. Kendadamath
Ref. ML120 .I5 K46 1986
Jamaican popular music, from mento to dancehall reggae : a bibliographic guide / John Gray
Ref. ML120 .J35 G73 2011
North American fiddle music : a research and information guide / Drew Beisswenger
Ref. ML128 .V4 B45 2011
North American Indian music : a guide to published sources and selected readings / R. Keeling
Ref. ML128 .F75 K44 1997

Discographies : selected examples (ML156)

The encyclopedia of native music: more than a century of recordings from wax cylinder to the Internet / Brian Wright-McLeod
Ref. ML156.4 .I5 W75 2005
Musiciens traditionnels du Quebec, 1920-1993 / G. Labbe
Ref. ML156.4 F5 L32 1995t
Biographies and discographies of traditional Quebec musicians.
Native American music directory, 3rd ed. / G. Gombert
ML156.4 F5 G66 2004
Northern journey : a guide to Canadian folk music
ML156.4 F5 W54 1995t
Details history of folk music performed and recorded in Canada, on CD

Multimedia : selected examples

The Garland handbook of African music, 2nd ed.
ML350 .G54 2008; book in Stacks contains 1 CD
The Garland handbook of Latin American music, 2nd ed.
ML199 .G36 2008; book in Stacks contains 2 CDs
The Garland handbook of Southeast Asian music
ML345 .A785 G37 2008; book in Stacks contains 1 CD
The JVC Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of Africa
Ask at Circulation Desk for DVD10-002 v. 1-3 or video no. 293 v. 1-3
The JVC/ Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of Europe
Ask at Circulation Desk for videos nos. 307-308
The JVC/Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of the Americas
Ask at Circulation Desk for DVD09-002, v. 1-6 (contents listed on QCAT under call number: ML3549 .J83 2005)
The JVC video anthology of world music and dance
Ask at Circulation Desk for DVD08-012 v. 1-30 (contents listed on QCAT under call number: ML3545 .J82 2005)
Music in Latin America and the Caribbean
ML199 .M858 2004; 2 vol. set in Stacks with CDs in each volume

Journals, Databases and Streaming Resources

Asian music
Black music research journal
Bulletin of the International Council for Traditional Music
Canadian journal for traditional music (formerly: Canadian folk music journal)
Ethnomusicology
Latin American music review
MUSICultures (formerly: Canadian journal for traditional music)
The World of music
Yearbook for traditional music
Check QCAT under Journal Title Exact to see if a journal title is in print or electronic format

Music Databases

RILM
Music Index Online
International Index to Music Periodicals
Relevant music databases which include information on early music. Requires Web proxy from off-campus.

Streaming Databases

Naxos Music Library
Online listening access to more than 24,000 music recordings. NOTE: Check system requirements and settings..
NFB.ca: National Film Board Videos Online
Over 1000 NFB films are free to all Canadians, but Queen’s Library community also has an additional account giving access to 3,000 films for classrooms.
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
Queen's community restricted access (requires web proxy) to published recordings owned by the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label, as well as to the archival audio collections of legendary record labels in the United States. Also includes music recorded in Africa and South Asia.

Internet Resources

American Musicological Society
Mega-site with web sites of interest to musicologists, including folk music and ethnomusicology.
Archive of World Music
Collections from Asia and the Middle East at Harvard's Loeb Music Library.
Archives of African American Music and Culture
AAAMC is a repository of materials covering various musical idioms and cultural expressions from the post-World War II era at Indiana University.
Archives of Traditional Music
Indiana University Music Library's ethnographic sound archives, including commercial and field recordings of vocal and instrumental music, folktales, interviews, and oral history, as well as videotapes, photographs, and manuscripts.
Australian Folk Songs
A collection of Australian traditional and bush songs, with words, music and information about each song.
British Library Sounds: World & traditional music
Ethnographic collection available for non-commercial research, study and private enjoyment. Not to be altered or used in ways that might be derogatory to the indigenous communities who are traditional custodians of the content. Before using these recordings, please read Ethical and permitted usage of recordings.
Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology (University of Alberta)
Archive and research resource housing a collection of more than 4000 titles in audio and video recordings from local and international communities, as well as a diverse instrument collection.
Canadian Museum of History
The CMH's online exhibitions currently include: Marius Barbeau: a glimpse of Canadian culture, 1883-1969, and another exhibition entitled: Crossroads of Culture: 200 years of Canadian immigration, which features in part the music instruments brought to Canada by immigrants.
Encyclopedia of Music in Canada
Search specific topics or Ethnomusicology in general.
Ethnomusicology - World Music
Extensive links provided by University of Washington Music Library.
National Museum of American History
Includes link to Music and Musical Instruments at the National Museum of American History.
Northern Journey Folk Music
Gene Wilburn's extensive list of folk music resources on the internet.
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
Queen's community restricted access (requires web proxy) to published recordings owned by the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label, as well as to the archival audio collections of legendary record labels in the United States. Also includes music recorded in Africa and South Asia.
Smithsonian Institution
Links to sites for artists, exhibitions, musical instruments, performances and recordings, including Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and Music and Musical Instruments
The Society for Ethnomusicology
Links to web sites and several online journals with ethnomusic content.

Topical ethnomusicology sites

Musical Traditions Internet Magazine
Contains articles for traditional music throughout the world, including one on Inuit Throat-Singing.
Native Drums
Spearheaded by Carleton University professor emerita, Elaine Keillor, the Native Drums web project is a diverse dialogue on culture, history and traditional knowledge with Aboriginal cultural partners, educational institutions, government and private industry. Centred around the central themes of drums and music in Aboriginal society, Native Drums traces the history, mythology, and significance of the drum in traditional Aboriginal societies of Canada's Eastern Woodlands, compared with Western Coastal regions in terms of history, arts and culture.
TuneBook Live!
Formerly entitled Richard Robinson’s Tunebook, this is a database of northern and western European traditional tunes (jigs and reels, polka, polska, schottische, bourrée, etc.) and their North American relatives. Contains PDF links to sheet music and midi files.
Turtle Island Native Network
Aboriginal and Native American artists and their music.
Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song
Highlights correspondence between Woody Guthrie and staff of the Archive of American Folk Song (now the Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center) at the Library of Congress, between 1940-1950.

Music Education, Theory & Composition

Reference Resources

Grove Music Online
Updated web access through Oxford Music Online to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
Ref. ML100 .N48 2001 29 vols.
Search specific topics such as "Dalcroze" or Music education in general.

A bibliography of source readings in music education / Vincent J. Kantorski.
Ref. ML128 .I64 K36 1997

Canadian music and music education: an annotated bibliography of theses and dissertations / Diane Peters.
Ref. ML120 .C2 P47 1997

Exploring careers in music. Reston, VA: MENC: The National Association for Music Education, c2000.
Ref. ML3795 .E95 2000 2nd ed.

A guide to research in music education / Roger P. Phelps et al.
Ref. MT1 .P5 2005 5th ed.

Music and music education history: a chronology / George N. Heller.
Ref. ML161 .H44 1996t 3rd ed.

Journals, Databases and Streaming Resources

British journal of music education
Canadian music educator
General music today
Integral
Journal of music theory pedagogy
Musiktheorie
Musurgia
Philosophy of music education review
Research studies in music education
Theoria
Theory and practice
Check QCAT, under Journal Title Exact to see if a journal title is in print or electronic format

Music Databases

RILM
Music Index Online
International Index to Music Periodicals
Relevant music databases which include information on music education. Requires Web proxy from off-campus.
See also Recommended Education Databases

Streaming Databases

Naxos Music Library
Online listening access to more than 24,000 music recordings. NOTE: Check system requirements and settings..
Naxos Video Library
Streaming video library of over 1370 full-length classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries.

Internet Resources

American Musicological Society
The Society advances research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship. WWW Sites of Interest to Musicologists, including Music Education, are linked through "Electronic Resources".
Canadian Music Educators Association
Links to Canadian music education associations and web sites.
Encyclopedia of Music in Canada
Search specific topics or Music Education in general.
GRIME International (Gender Research in Music Education)
An international organization devoted to research in music education involving gender issues, and a special research interest group (SRIG) of MENC: The National Association for Music Education (USA). Sponsor of G.E.M.S. (Gender, Education, Music & Society), a peer-reviewed, on-line journal that explores the myriad intersections between gender, education, music and society.
MENC: The National Association for Music Education
MENC's mission is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all. The site lists their current publications and allows searching of recent MENC journal articles.
thinkingMusic
Musical analyses of jazz and modern classical music, in progress. One-on-one, long-distance lessons in jazz harmony, classical harmony, musical analysis and composition with composer and music educator Michael Liebson.

Topical Music Education sites

Carl Orff Canada
A national organization of over 1000 music educators, dedicated to teaching an exciting and invigorating approach to music education. The Orff approach to Music Education is holistic, experiential and process oriented. It is for all children, not just the most musically or intellectually gifted and encompasses aural, visual and kinesthetic learners.
Dalcroze Society of Canada
A community collective dedicated to the purpose of promoting and developing the artistic and pedagogical principles of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze in Canada, through educational workshops and courses, publications, consultative assistance, and the encouragement of local chapters throughout Canada.
Kodály Society of Canada
Site hosted by the University of Victoria, B.C. A non-profit, charitable professional organization dedicated to fostering the growth of music education in Canada through the development of curriculum and methods, and creating workshops, seminars, courses, websites and publications for the advancement of quality music education in Canada.

Music History

Reference Resources

Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians. Enl. ed.
Ref. ML105 .B16 2001 6 vols.

Short biographies of musical personalities past and present. Centennial ed. includes popular music figures.

Encyclopedia of Music in Canada.

Freely accessible online updates to Encyclopedia of music in Canada, 2nd ed. - Kallman and Potvin, eds. Ref. ML106 .C3 E52 1992t / Encyclopédie de la musique au Canada, 2nd ed. Ref. ML106 .C3 E5214 1993 3 v.

The English and French print versions are now subsumed by The Canadian Encyclopedia and updated online by Historica Canada. These combined sources are still the most authoritative first point of reference for researching the music of Canada.

Grove Music Online

Updated web access through Oxford Music Online to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
Ref. ML100 .N48 2001 29 vols.

A comprehensive encyclopaedia for the history of all genres of music, including illustrations and bio-bibliographical information.

Handbook of music terms / P. Grant
Ref. ML108 .G88H3

The Harvard concise dictionary of music and musicians / D.M. Randel, ed.
Ref. ML100 .H36 1999

Contains brief biographical entries and definitions of terms and instruments.

The Harvard dictionary of music / D.M. Randel, ed. 4th ed.
Ref. ML100 .A64 2003

Covers Western classical music tradition. Defines key music terms and concepts in concise entries but contains no biographical information.

Music reference and research materials : an annotated bibliography / V.H. Duckles, I. Reed. 5th ed.
Ref. ML113 .D83 1997

Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart
Ref. ML100 .M92 1994-

Comprehensive, illustrated music reference work, written in German. International in scope and coverage, with articles by specialists. Includes extensive bibliographical notes.

New Oxford history of music
ML160 .N44 10 vols.

Presents music history in chronological time periods, as it developed in association with every form of human culture and activity, not as an isolated phenomenon. Consequently, biographies of individuals are incidental; consult other sources for detailed biographies. Includes documentation of sources and bibliographies.

Oxford Bibliographies Online - Music

OBO Music lists books, journals, primary documents, web resources, and multimedia resources.

The Oxford companion to music

Web access via Oxford Music Online to the print edition of The Oxford companion to music / Alison Latham, ed.Ref. ML100 .O94 2002t in Music Library Reference

Successor to Percy Scholes' Oxford companion to music and Denis Arnold's The New Oxford companion to music, this companion edition format honours the tradition to cover wide-ranging topics for a broad spectrum of music readers.

The Oxford dictionary of music / Michael Kennedy. 6th ed.

Web access to The Oxford dictionary of music / Michael Kennedy. 6th ed., updating 2nd. ed. rev. of print Ref. ML100 .K35 2006, which covers 5,000 composers, including contemporary figures, updated entries on conductors and performers, as well as others in the music industry, and musical terms and forms, instruments, works and venues. Edited by the former music critic of the Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Telegraph.

The Oxford history of Western music / Richard Taruskin.
Ref. ML160 .T18 2005 6 vols.

Taking a critical perspective that challenges the received wisdom of the field, controversial musicologist Richard Taruskin sets the details of music, the chronological sweep of figures, works, and musical ideas, within the larger context of world affairs and cultural history. Taruskin also provides greater attention to the full range of 20th century music, including American music as part of the mainstream tradition of western music, women in music, and popular musics.

Oxford Reference Online - Music

More than 69,000 concise definitions and in-depth, specialist encyclopedic entries on the wide range of subjects within the broad field of music.

RISM (International Inventory of Musical Sources)

Non-profit, multinational database documenting extant musical sources (manuscripts, printed music, writings on music theory,and libretti, mostly before 1800) available in libraries, archives, monasteries and private collections.

Terminorum musicae index septem linguis redactus / Polyglot dictionary of musical terms (1978)
Ref. ML108 .T4

Translations of music terminology in seven languages: English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, and Russian.

Journals, Databases and Streaming Resources

21st century music
Early music history
Eighteenth-century music
Journal of seventeenth century music
Journal of the American Musicological Society
Music and letters
Nota bene: Canadian undergraduate journal of musicology
Plainsong & medieval music
Popular music and society
The World of music
Check QCAT, under Journal Title Exact to see if a journal title is in print or electronic format

Music Databases

RILM
Music Index Online
International Index to Music Periodicals
Relevant music databases which include information on early music. Requires Web proxy from off-campus.

Streaming Databases

Naxos Music Library
Online listening access to more than 24,000 music recordings. NOTE: Check system requirements and settings..
Naxos Video Library
Streaming video library of over 1370 full-length classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries.

Internet Resources

American Musicological Society

Mega-site with web sites of interest to musicologists, including early music, folk music and ethnomusicology, computer and electronic music, theory and composition, music education, rock and pop and women in music.

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology Online

An international database of bibliographic records for completed dissertations and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology,as well as in related musical, scientific, and humanistic disciplines. Responsibility moved from the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature, Indiana University, to the American Musicological Society in 2010.

Encyclopedia of music in Canada

Search specific topics of Canadian music history through Historica Canada's free web access updating Encyclopedia of music in Canada, 2nd ed. - Kallman and Potvin, eds. / Encyclopédie de la musique au Canada, 2nd ed.

Golden Pages for musicologists

A blog site maintained by J. P. E. Harper-Scott that provides announcements for forthcoming conferences in musicology, an Archive of dissertation abstracts, Library links, Online journals and other Musicology links, including Composer pages of interest to musicologists. The author welcomes suggestions for additions or changes to the site.

Necrology file

Maintained by the Gaylord Music Library, Washington University in St. Louis.

Online Resources for Music Scholars

Maintained by the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library of the Harvard College Library, Harvard University

Smithsonian Institution

Links to sites for artists, exhibitions, musical instruments, performances and recordings, including Music & Musical Instruments at the National Museum of American History.

University of Washington Music Library’s Music History Page

University of Washington Music Library's detailed listings by musical stylistic periods.

Composer sites - Samples

J.S. Bach Home Page

The Beethoven Gateway

Formerly the Beethoven Bibliography Database, the gateway is offered as a free online comprehensive and fully-indexed bibliography of books, articles, scores and other sources relating to Beethoven, from the catalog of the collections of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies.

NMA Online : NEUE MOZART-AUSGABE / DIGITAL MOZART EDITION

"The purpose of this web site operated by the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum in cooperation with the Packard Humanities Institute is to make Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's musical compositions widely and conveniently accessible to the public, for personal study and for educational and classroom use. The digitized version offers the musical text and the critical commentary of the entire Neue Mozart-Ausgabe. Some restrictions apply to the reproduction of images of source materials, particularly in the supplement to the edition."

National Library sites

Bibliothèque nationale de France

British Library

Library & Archives Canada (Amicus)

Library of Congress

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

Vatican Library - All Catalogues

Other Library Catalogues

Popular Music

Reference Resources

American song : the complete musical theatre companion / Ken Bloom
Ref. ML128 .M78 B6 1996 4 v. (2nd ed., 1877-1995)

The complete encyclopedia of popular music and jazz, 1900-1950 / Roger D. Kinkle
Ref. ML102 .P66 K55 4 v.

Chronological and A-Z biographical listings.

Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world.

Volumes 1-7 of print version below now accessible online: v. 1. Media, industry and society. v. 2. Performance and production. v. 3. Caribbean and Latin America. v. 4. North America. v. 5. Asia and Oceania. v. 6. Africa and the Middle East. v. 7. Europe.

Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world
Ref. ML102 .P66 C66 2003- 9 vols.

Volume 9 published under title: Bloomsbury encyclopedia of popular music of the world / ed. by David Horn et al. Contents: v. 1. Media, industry and society. v. 2. Performance and production. v. 3. Caribbean and Latin America. v. 4. North America. v. 5. Asia and Oceania. v. 6. Africa and the Middle East. v. 7. Europe. v. 8. Genres : North America. v. 9. Genres : Caribbean and Latin America.

Encyclopedia of Canadian rock, pop & folk music / Rick Jackson.
Ref. ML102 .P66 J13 1994t

A-Z listing of key groups and solo artists in the history of Canadian music from the 1950s-1990s. Includes photos, short biographies and list of singles and LPs or CDs.

Encyclopedia of Music in Canada.

Freely accessible online updates to Encyclopedia of music in Canada, 2nd ed. - Kallman and Potvin, eds. Ref. ML106 .C3 E52 1992t / Encyclopédie de la musique au Canada, 2nd ed. Ref. ML106 .C3 E5214 1993 3 v.

The English and French print versions are now subsumed by The Canadian Encyclopedia and updated online by Historica Canada. These combined sources are still the most authoritative first point of reference for researching the music of Canada.

See specific topics such as "randy bachman" or the chapter on Popular music in general.

Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Online version of Colin Larkin's 10-volume The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th edition, offered through Oxford Music Online. Covers popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music as well as popular music trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals.

The Encyclopedia of the musical theatre / Kurt Ga¨nzl
Ref. ML102 .M88 G3 2001 3 v. (2nd ed.)

Grove Music Online

Updated web access through Oxford Music Online to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
Ref. ML100 .N48 2001 29 vols.

See specific topics or the chapters on "Pop" and "Popular music".

A Guide to popular music reference books : an annotated bibliography / Gary Haggerty.
Ref. ML128 .P63 H34 1995

Includes key resources such as bibliographies, discographies, dictionaries and encyclopedias, dictionaries of terms, and indexes to printed and recorded music of the popular music style (including jazz, Tin Pan Alley, musical theatre, rhythm & blues, blues, rock music, country music and gospel music. Folk idioms largely excluded).

The Literature of rock: II (1979-1983) and III (1984-199) / Hoffmann and Cooper.
Ref. ML128 .R6 H63 1995 2 v.

A pathfinder bringing together, in one bibliography, a diverse array of sources (books, journal articles, etc.) related to rock music. Arranged according to an historical outline of the genre.

Popular music since 1955 : a critical guide to the literature / Paul Taylor.
Ref. ML128 .P63 T39 1985

Covers the business, social and artistic aspects of popular music, forms of popular music, and lives and works of the artists, through the literature between 1955-1984.

Popular music: the key concepts / Roy Shuker. 2nd ed.
Ref. ML102 .P66 S58 2005

A comprehensive A-Z guide to the key terms and concepts current in the broad body of writing within popular music studies

The Rock song index : essential information on the 7,500 most important songs of rock and roll / Bruce Pollock.
Ref. ML128 .R6 P65 1997

Celebrates the song; arranged alphabetically by artist/performer, also with alphabetical song title index.

Journals, Databases and Streaming Resources

Canadian musician
Journal of popular music studies
Popular music
Popular music and society
Popular music history
Words & music (formerly: Canadian composer)
Check QCAT under Journal Title Exact to see if a journal title is in print or electronic format

Music Databases

RILM
Music Index Online
International Index to Music Periodicals
Relevant music databases which include information on early music. Requires Web proxy from off-campus.

Streaming Databases

Naxos Music Library
Online listening access to more than 24,000 music recordings. NOTE: Check system requirements and settings..
NFB.ca: National Film Board Videos Online
Over 1000 NFB films are free to all Canadians, but Queen’s Library community also has an additional account giving access to 3,000 films for classrooms.
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
Queen's community restricted access (requires web proxy) to published recordings owned by the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label, as well as to the archival audio collections of legendary record labels in the United States. Also includes music recorded in Africa and South Asia.

Internet Resources

The Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia

CANOE - JAM! Music's Canadian POP Music Encyclopedia chronicles nearly 1,300 Canadian contemporary pop music artists from the 1950s to the present; written by Toronto-based music writer Jaimie Vernon.

Encyclopedia of Music in Canada

Search specific topics or Canadian artists/performers (e.g. Barenaked Ladies).

Rock and Pop

Rock and Pop links through Genres and Types of Music at Worldwide Internet Music Resources.

Reason to Rock: rock music as art form

A web book by Herb Bowie, with elements of rock, artists and tracks.

Topical Popular Music sites

Women, Gender & Music

Reference Resources

Grove Music Online
Ref. ML100 .N48 2001 29 vols.

Web access to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

See the chapter entry "Women in music".

International encyclopedia of women composers / Aaron I. Cohen.
Ref. ML105 .C7 1987 2 v. (2nd ed.)

Biographical information for nearly 6200 women composers. Vol. 2 lists "Composers by country and century" and "Composers by instrument and music form".

The New Grove dictionary of women composers / ed. Sadie & Samuel
Ref. ML390 .N488 1994t

The Oxford history of Western music / Richard Taruskin.
6 vols. on order 2005

Sets the details of music, the chronological sweep of figures, works, and musical ideas, within the larger context of world affairs and cultural history, providing greater attention to the full range of 20th century music, including American music as part of the mainstream tradition of western music, women in music, and popular musics.

The Pandora guide to women composers : Britain and the United States 1629-present / Sophie Fuller
Ref. ML390 .F847 1994t

Biographies and photos.

Women and music in America since 1900 : an encyclopedia / ed. Kristine H. Burns.
Ref. ML82 .W625 2002 2 v.

Women composers and hymnists : a concise biographical dictionary / Gene Claghorn.
Ref. BV325 .C58 1984

Women composers and songwriters : a concise biographical dictionary / Gene Claghorn.
Ref. ML105 .C593 1996

Covers secular and sacred music and women composers of classical, blues, jazz, heavy metal, rock 'n' roll, hard rock, soul, country and western and church music.

Women in music : an encyclopedic biobibliography / Hixon and Hennessee.
Ref. ML105 .H6 1993 2 v.

Biographies of women musicians of all periods and countries, listed alphabetically and by genre/classification/century/country.

Bibliographies : selected examples (ML128)

Guitar music by women composers : an annotated catalog / MacAuslan and Aspen.
Ref. ML128 .G8 M33 1997

Keyboard music by women composers : a catalog and bibliography / Joan M. Meggett
Ref. ML128 .H35 M43 (1981)

Organ and harpsichord music by women composers : an annotated catalog / Adel Heinrich.
Ref. ML128 .O6 O73 1991

"Say can you deny me" : a guide to surviving music by women from the 16th through the 18th centuries / Barbara Garvey Jackson.
Ref. ML128 .W7 J3 1994

Women and music : a selective annotated bibliography on women and gender issues in music, 1987-1992 / Margaret Ericson.
Ref. ML128 .W7 E75 1996t

Women in American music : a bibliography of music and literature / eds. Adrienne Fried Block and Carol Neuls-Bates.
Ref. ML128 .W7 B6 1979

Women in music : a research and information guide / Karin Pendle.
Ref. ML128 .W7 P46 2005

Multimedia : selected examples (Ask at Circulation Desk)

Contemporary anthology of music by women [multimedia]
CD02-047(M2 .C77 1997 non-circulating book housed separately in Stacks)

Jazzwomen [multimedia] : conversations with twenty-one musicians
CD05-0188(ML395 .E572 2004 book housed separately in Stacks)

Through her eyes [videorecording] : Canadian women composers.
Video no. 117

Journals and Relevant Databases

Journal of the IAWM (International Alliance for Women in Music)
ML82 .I28 (1997-present in Jordan Library Bound Journal Stacks)

Women & music : a journal of gender and culture
ML82 .W62 (1997-2003 in Jordan Library Bound Journal Stacks and online through Project Muse 2004 - present)

Gender Studies Database
Online

Database includes information on women, gender and music.

Internet Resources

GRIME International (Gender Research in Music Education)

An international organization devoted to research in music education involving gender issues, and a special research interest group (SRIG) of MENC: The National Association for Music Education (USA). Sponsor of G.E.M.S. (Gender, Education, Music & Society), a peer-reviewed, on-line journal that explores the myriad intersections between gender, education, music and society.

International Alliance for Women and Music

Builds awareness of women's contributions to musical life through its publications, website, international competitions, conferences, congresses, concert promotions, and presentations.

Library and Archives Canada - Music

Includes links to LAC's Music Archives, listing fonds of some Canadian women composers, Women in Canadian Life and Society, Music and Literature , with biographical summaries of Emma Albani, Helen Creighton, La Bolduc (Mary Travers), Kathleen Parlow, Barbara Pentland and Ethel Stark and sample audio clips of their work, as well as Historica Foundation's Encyclopedia of Music in Canada.

Women and Music : WSS Links

Maintained by the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (American Library Association)

Women Composers and Women's Music

List of sites provided by Indiana University William and Gayle Cook Music Library.

Women in Music

List of sites provided by University of Washington's Music Library. See also the Women Composers database, still under construction.

Women Composer sites

ClaraSchumann.net

Site devoted to Clara Wieck Schumann, 1819-1896.

Hildegard von Bingen

Nick Bedell's site on The Life and Works of Hildegard von Bingen.

Nadia Boulanger

A commemorative symposium site on the 25th anniversary of the death of 20th century composer, Nadia Boulanger, 1887-1979.

Journals

Gender Studies Database

Relevant database which includes information on women, gender and music.