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Recommended Databases for Music

  • WorldCat Library Catalog
    Looking for books, articles, CDs, scores, and other materials for a paper or project? You can use WorldCat to search for resources that are held at Bucknell and at libraries around the world. Please note that your search is not strictly limited to materials having to do with the study of music. Check beside the call number in the catalog record to see if the item is held in Bertrand Library or in the Music Department Library in the Sigfried Weis Music Building.
  • RILM
    Whether you are seeking information about Gregorian chants, Handel’s operas, hip-hop, or elementary music education, this is the place to start. RILM is a comprehensive, international database providing citations and abstracts for scholarship on music, covering on topics relating to musicology, music education, theory, performance, and more.
    A collection of full text scholarly journals from a variety of subject areas, including music. Consider limiting your initial search by discipline and be aware that JSTOR does not often cover a journal's most recently published issues.
  • ERIC
    If you are doing research relating to music education, ERIC (the Education Resource Information Center) is another great database to search. ERIC is the world's most widely used index to educational-related literature, containing a wide variety of journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, dissertations and theses, and books.

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Listen to music and find scores

  • Info on finding recordings and scores in the library
  • Databases of music recordings
  • Online collections of historic recordings, documents, and scores
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Learn about copyright and citing sources

  • What is copyright?
  • Bucknell's copyright policy
  • Using copyrighted music in projects
  • Citing sources and citation styles

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