Music

The Music liaison librarian is available for research consultation and can help you design research strategies, access key databases, effectively use the information resources of Queen’s University Library and beyond, and stay current in your field. Discipline and course specific research skill instruction can be provided. We also evaluate, purchase and make available teaching and research materials to support this program including books, journals and scores in print and/or electronic format, and databases, multimedia and streaming resources. 

Subject guides are created by our Librarians to help you identify, access and understand the literature of a discipline. There are several guides relevant to Music. See these guides to explore, access and use these resources.

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There are many interdisciplinary aspects to Music for which the literature of several disciplines is relevant including: Cultural Studies, Drama, Education, Gender Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Religious Studies, and Sociology.  Please refer to those Subject pages to find other relevant databases and journal articles.

 

Classical Scores Library

Publication coverage: 15th - 21st centuries

Films on Demand

Instant access to thousands of programs neatly grouped into convenient subject-specific categories.

Music Index Online

Publication coverage: 1970 - present (with some backfile indexing from 1962-1969)

Naxos Video Library

Search videos by category, role, composer, artist, production personnel, work, venue or festival. Naxos Video Library is an extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries.

NFB.ca - National Film Board's online Screening Room

Publication coverage: 1920s to present

This collection of over 1,100 streamed videos from the NFB is freely available for personal use. In addition, Queen's Library has purchased public performance rights for educational use and display at Queen's.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Publication coverage: 1967 - present (updated monthly)

Student presenting at Inquiry@Queens
Call for Presenters: I@Q Undergraduate Research Conference

Share your research, creative projects, experiential learning experiences and inquiry projects with the Queen's community. Undergraduate students from any discipline are invited to submit an abstract for the 13th Annual I@Q Undergraduate Research Conference to be held March 7th and 8...

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We received funding from CANARIE

We are pleased to announce that the project “Dataverse for the Canadian Research Community: Developing reusable and scalable tools for data deposit, curation, and sharing” has recently received funding from the CANARIE Research Data Management (RDM) fund.

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Subject Specialists

Our librarians provide information expertise for research and teaching in your field. You can use our email form to contact a specialist in this area.