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Music: Home

Starting points for research in music
URL: http://guides.lib.uci.edu/music

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If you're researching off campus then you will need to login to the UCI VPN for authentication through the campus network. There are two different methods of connection:

Software - This authentication process takes a bit more time at the initial setup, but will work better in the long run. Note - some pages may not load properly using IE8.

Web - Use Web VPN to access resources with less initial work. Note - some pages may load more slowly than if using the Software VPN. Also, not all UCI resources (such as Naxos Music Library and Opera in Video) may work with Web VPN.

For additional assistance please contact OIT at (949) 824-2222.

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Essential Music Resources

FACTS

Oxford Music Online * contains several important resources including New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Use this site to find biographies of composers and performers. Also important for the complete works listings of each composer providing essential information for program notes.

RESEARCH

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature is a great tool to find scholarly journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, conference proceedings, reviews, and more primarily related to musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory. Almost 3/4 million records from over 10,000 journal titles since 1967 are included in this standard database.

LISTEN

Naxos Music Library allows you to listen to almost 115,000 streaming albums. Many different record labels, including the prestigious Sony Classical, reside here. While mainly focused on Western art music, a decent selection of world music can be found here as well.

* can only be searched off-campus by currently-enrolled UCI students, faculty, and staff using VPN authentication.

Performing Arts Librarian

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Scott Stone
Contact:
(949) 824-8351

Langson Library 464

stonesm@uci.edu
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