Databases on this page relate to music and are also listed on the Library's A-Z Databases.
Use databases to find journal articles, including peer-reviewed scholarly sources. Use Sound databases to listen to streamed music.
Not all databases will contain the full text of articles. You need to check the library Search to see if the library holds the particular journal you require.
Freely available Sound Archives (selection) :
The following databases offer sources which you can search using keywords : hip-hop and gansgsta, reggae and Jamaica or samba and Brazil. There will also be sources relevant to the Expo on the Eurovision Song Contest and the pop music of East Asia, India, Iran, South Africa and West Africa.
Bloomsbury Popular Music is a database containing in-depth analysis of popular music in a global context. You can search with keywords to find sources for the essay topics and the Expo.
Contemporary World Music contains streamed sound tracks and online liner notes which offer different perspectives on your topics. You can search by Place or Genre and browse by performer or ensemble.
Smithsonian World Music is a a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. There are over 35,000 individual tracks of music and online liner notes which you can browse or search using controlled vocabularies or keywords to find musical instruments, geographic areas, cultural groups and genres.
For contemporary scores:
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.
Concerts, master classes, documentaries and interviews from the 1950s to 2018:
Four pianists on one piano
More streamed video below.