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Music: Databases and indexes

Selected resources for students of music


Learning Skills Adviser
Steve Joyce (Matheson Library)
Jackie Waylen  (Matheson Library)

Checklist of Services for Music Research

Jazz streamed audio

Online Encyclopedias

Streamed Video

Digital Concert Hall
Watch concerts, master classes and interviews.
First time users, register first on campus at URL

Medici TV
Concerts, master classes, documentaries and interviews from the 1950s to 2018:

Four pianists on one piano
More streamed video below.

More Streamed video

Primary sources

Databases for Music Theses


For more information:


Databases on this page relate to music and are also listed on the Library's A-Z Databases.
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Databases compiled by Monash University library staff.

Essential indexes to music journals

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


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.