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This page lists resources focused on research related to music. For more resources related to music research, use the other guides linked to in the righthand sidebar. 

For a full list of Wheaton's electronic resources, consult this list.
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Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson) Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL
Indexes journals in the disciplines of archaeology and classical studies, art, folklore, history, language and literature, literary criticism, music and performing arts, philosophy, and religion; includes over 320 full text journals; 1984 - present.
JSTOR Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL
Full text backfiles of over 2,000 core scholarly journals in humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Includes over 70 current titles, such as all University of Chicago Press journals. For all other titles, JSTOR does not contain the most recent 1-7 years of content. Many of these titles are continued in Project Muse or in the Library's print and/or electronic subscriptions. Use the yellow arrow, then the ArticleLinker button to link to content on an external site or check Journal Finder for complete holdings information.
Music Index (online) Restricted Resource openURL
Indexes material relevant to classical and popular music and musicology. Includes articles, book and record reviews, first performances, and obituaries; 1973 - present.

note: earlier coverage available in print edition
Project Muse Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full-text current and archival articles from 580+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. The Library's subscription also includes over 1,800 e-books. Updated continually.
Schubertline Restricted Resource
Instant printed sheet music of lieder, songs and arias - view, play and print in any key.

note: contact Library Information Desk (x3700) for access
IPA Source Restricted Resource
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts.


Citation Tools
RefWorks, Zotero and additional citation style manuals. 
Online Writing Lab at Purdue - MLA Formatting and Style Guide
From Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL). Highly recommended.


Stories of the Operas
Brief dramatic summaries of some of the most famous operas, listed by title and by composer. From the Metropolitan Opera.
Internet Broadway Database
IBDB (Internet Broadway Database) archive is the official database for Broadway theatre information. IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today.
ROJARO (Rock, Jazz, Roots Index)
Searchable key to articles, discographies, live and record-reviews published in the music press worldwide including fanzines from January 1992 to present.
Guide to Musical Theatre
Full of Amazon links and frames, but it's also the most comprehensive musical theatre show synopsis site I've found. Also has a handy genre index if you want to find a show with "parts for middle-aged performers" or for "predominantly female casts" or "that can be done on a small budget", etc.
National Geographic World Music
Extensive overviews of hundreds of genres of world music, including descriptions, histories, highlighted artists, discographies, and sample tracks from National Geographic.
Metal Studies - A Bibliography
A fantastic (and continually updated) bibliography of Heavy Metal Studies. Created and maintained by Keith Kahn-Harris.
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