Online Music Sources at Wichita State University

WSU Online Catalog:  Search the Wichita State collection for scores, books, videos, and sound recordings
WSU School of Music
Music Index:  Index of over 640 international music periodicals from 1979-1999.  (Use the "Databases & Other Resources by Subject" link below for access from an off-campus location.)
Oxford Music Online (formerly Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians): Online Encyclopedia of Music.  (Use the "Databases & Other Resources by Subject" link below for access from an off-campus location.)
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Music Literature):  Index and abstracts of articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, conference proceedings, discographies, dissertations, Festschriften, films and videos, covering over 500 scholarly journals. (Use the "Databases & Other Resources by Subject" link below for access from an off-campus location.)
Additional Databases & Other Resources by Subject:  Find here the database subscriptions maintained by Wichita State University.  Listed under:

  • Fine Arts and Art find Art Abstracts, Art Index Retrospective, Design and Applied Art Index and Grove Art Online.

  • Humanities find America: History and Life, Historical Abstracts, Humanities Index, JSTOR, MLA, and Project Muse.  Search these databases to locate material related to music and other areas of the humanities.

  • Education find a link to the ERIC database to search for material on music and education. 

  • Social Sciences note the link to PsycINFO, used to search for materials on music in psychology and psychiatry. 

  • General are: Book Review Digest, Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe, Expanded Academic ASAP, JSTOR, Oxford Reference Online, Project Muse, Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, Wilson Select and Readers' Guide Abstracts.  Utilize the general databases to investigate a wide coverage of music in scholarly publications and the general press.

E-Journals:  Electronic Journals by subject.  Under music find Music Analysis.
Music Materials at the Library, Part I (Requires Microsoft PowerPoint software)
Music Materials at the Library, Part II (Requires Microsoft PowerPoint software)
Guide to Using Music Index Online (Requires Microsoft PowerPoint software)
Guide to Using RILM Abstracts Online (Requires Microsoft PowerPoint software)

Music Sources on the Web

General Music Information:
American Music Center
American Musicological Society
College Music Society
Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology online: An index to dissertations in progress and bibliography of completed dissertations reported since mid 1995.
Gramophone:  CD Reviews
International Alliance for Women in Music

Library of Congress Classification Outline: Music
Meet the Composer
Music Library Association Guide to Copyright
: For guidelines pertaining to copyright issues related to music and intellectual property.
Music Publishers' Association
: Directory information of Music Publishers and their imprints.
National Band Association
Lots of good band links.
National Music Council
: Represents the United States to the International Music Council/UNESCO
Pronouncing Dictionary of Music and Musicians: from WOI Radio, Iowa State University

Society for Music Theory

Washington University, Gaylord Music Library Necrology  Death notices of musical persons

Music Education:
MENC: Official website of the National Association for Music Education.
: Official website of the Music Teachers National Association.

American Guild of Organists
Keyboard Companion
: Online publication covering early-level piano study.
Organ Historical Society

Piano Education Page
: Pedagogical information, along with artist interviews, software reviews and competition listings.
Piano Page
: The page of the Piano Technician's Guild, covers information for and about technicians, industry information and additional keyboard related links.
Piano Pedagogy Forum
: Online publication about the keyboard disciplines.
Pianopedia: Search the piano repertoire for works by composer, key, mode, type of work and length.

American Recorder Society
Clarinet Pages
: Links to clarinet related sites.
International Clarinet Association

International Double Reed Society
International Native American Flute Association
International Saxophone Home Page
National Flute Association Online

National Flute Association Library:  A collection of over 15,000 scores, located at the University of Arizona Fine Arts Library.
North American Saxophone Alliance

Historic Brass Society: Official site of the Historic Brass Society, concerned with brass music from antiquity to the 20th Century.
International Horn Society Online
International Trombone Association
International Trumpet Guild
Online Brass: Worldwide coverage of links to brass and marching bands, brass ensembles, orchestras, musicians, industry information, instruments and etc.
Online Trombone Journal
: For more information on the trombone.
I.T.E.A. Online: Official site of the International Tuba-Euphonium Association

Percussive Arts Society

American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers
American Viola Society

American Harp Society
Guitar Foundation of America

International Society of Bassists

Violin Society of America

Aria Database
Index to Renaissance Vocal Music in Collections
International Database of Choral Repertoire
Opera America: Maintains information on 120 North American Operas and a listing of works in progress.


Other interesting sites:
Allmusic Guide: Biographies and discographies for folk, pop and jazz musicians.
American Memory Project: Collections for the National Digital Library
Beethoven Bibliography Database: Site of the Beethoven Center at San Jose State University
Charles Ives Society
Chopin Early Editions: Search the Chopin Early Editions collection at the University of Chicago.  With digitized images of the collection. 
Cultural Policy & the Arts National Data Archive for data on the arts and cultural policy in the U.S.
Folk Music Site Search: find lyrics, background and sound files of songs from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and America
Galpin Society: Site of the Galpin Society, dedicated to the study of musical instruments, providing online access to journal contents and book reviews.
The Glenn Gould Archive
Indiana University School of Music William and Gayle Cook Music Library listing of online music resources
Kurt Weill Foundation for Music
Louis Armstrong House and Archives
MASSIVE: Math and science song database
Mutopia: A collection of nearly 300 classical compositions, in various text formats to download, printout, perform and distribute for free.
Musipedia (Name that tune):  a searchable, editable, and expandable collection of tunes, melodies, and musical themes.
New York Foundation for the Arts: An extensive databank of grants, residencies, publications, and sources of information and assistance for artists of all disciplines, nationwide.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Research Collections
Sheet Music Information: from the Music Library Association, maintained by Duke University
Washington University Gaylord Music Library Necrology File
:  obituary index of musicians and music personalities

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Updated: June 23, 2010
Rachel Crane, Music/Fine Arts Librarian