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Music: Databases and indexes

Selected resources for students of music

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Checklist of Services for Music Research

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Use these online encyclopedias to find further sources from the bibliographies of their articles.

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Primary sources

Databases for Music Theses


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Databases on this page relate to music and are also listed on the Library's A-Z Databases.

Essential indexes to music journals

Proquest and RILM Abstracts are more than indexes to journal literature. These databases offer access to full text articles and ebooks.
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Jazz streamed audiovisual

Special databases

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.

Music literature

Film music

Sound recordings (streamed audio)

Freely available Sound Archives (selection) :

Streamed world music on CD

Australian resources


Digital replicas (including images, graphs and the full content) of the following 3 newspapers:
 Australian Financial Review (last 3 years)
The Age (last 6 months)
The Sydney Morning Herald (last 6 months)


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.