Music: Databases and indexes

Selected resources for students of music

Special databases

MGG Online (Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart)

Australian resources


Databases for literature and sound recordings

Use databases to find journal articles, including peer-reviewed scholarly material. Use Sound databases to listen to streamed music.

Please note that not all databases will contain the full text of articles. You will need to check the library Search to see if the library holds the particular journal you require.

The following databases relate specifically to music studies and can be found on the Library's A-Z Databases page.

Essential indexes to music journals

Music literature

Sound recordings (streamed audio)

Freely available Sound Archives :

Jazz streamed audio

Streamed world music

Primary sources

More Streamed video

Online scores


For more information:

Check whether your source is academic or scholarlarly




This database allows users to check whether their source is from a peer reviewed journal. An authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information from periodicals of all types - academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers ands newsletters.