The Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library

Music: Scores, Sound Recordings, and Archival Collections

Databases of Music Recordings

Archival Collections of Historic Recordings, Documents, and Scores

This is only a sampling of online collections containing historic sound recordings, documents, and scores. If you are interested in finding other online resources, take a look at this more comprehensive guide from Harvard College Library:

Online Resources for Music Scholars - Harvard College Library

What's in the Library?

Although Bertrand Library does collect CDs, DVDs, and a limited number of musical scores, most scores and sound recordings are kept in the Music Library located in the Sigfried Weis Music Building, Room 120.  For more information about the Music Library, click here

You can find scores and recordings available in both Bertrand and the Music Library by searching the WorldCat Library Catalog.  In the Advanced Search, limit the item format to “music” or “musical score.”  Or, after typing a search term into the catalog, limit your results by format using the menu on the left side of the screen (you can select “musical score,” “music,” “CD,” “LP,” etc.). 

Online Music Scores

Song Indexes

Songs -- Indexes.

Using this subject heading will help you find song indexes in WorldCat.

Song Lyrics