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  • 1. Tracey Snyder
    Assistant Music Librarian
    tls224@cornell.edu
    Music Research: Library Resources
  • 2. Music
    Finding sources of the musical work itself
  • 3. Sound recordings
    Library catalog
    Available as “Catalog” or “Classic Catalog”
    Advanced Search is recommended
    Music Online (includes Classical Music Library)
    Streaming audio database, accessible to Cornell users
    Contains a wide selection of record labels
    Naxos Music Library
    Streaming audio database, accessible to Cornell users
    Contains a wide selection of performances
    DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music)
    Streaming audio database, accessible to Cornell users
    Contains music from New World Records and other record labels
  • 4. Videos
    Library catalog
    Available as “Catalog” or “Classic Catalog”
    Advanced Search is recommended
    Music Online (includes Opera in Video)
    Streaming video database, accessible to Cornell users
    Naxos Video Library
    Streaming video database, accessible to Cornell users
    medici.tv
    Streaming video database, accessible to Cornell users
    Performances, master classes, etc. from classical music festivals all over the world
  • 5. Scores
    Library catalog
    Available as “Catalog” or “Classic Catalog”
    Advanced Search is recommended
    Music Online (includes Classical Scores Library)
    Digital library of scanned scores, accessible to Cornell users
    IMSLP (International Music Score Library Project)
    Digital library of scanned scores in the public domain
    Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library Website
    Digital library of scanned scores in the public domain
  • 6. Libretti and scripts
    Library catalog
    Available as “Catalog” or “Classic Catalog”
    Advanced Search is recommended
    OperaGlass
    Contains the full text of libretti and other useful information
    SimplyScripts
    Contains the full text of film and musical scripts
  • 7. Writings
    Discovering and locating writings about the musical work
  • 8. Grove Music Online
    Find the article about the composer of the work
    Open the bibliography of the article
    Select a few citations for books, journal articles, etc., based on title, language, and date
    Locate selected items at Cornell (from within the Grove Music Online bibliography)
  • 9. Library catalog
    Search for additional books
    Enter keywords in a search; refine search results by format or year
    Use the subject links in a record to find more books with the same subject headings
    Can also browse by call number ranges (Classic Catalog only)
  • 10. Periodical indexes
    Search for additional articles, etc., using Advanced Search, search limits, and refining options
    RILM (International Repertory of Music Literature)
    Broadest coverage and most scholarly content
    Music Index Online
    Complementary coverage
    JSTOR
    Additional scholarly articles
    Project MUSE
    Additional scholarly articles
    RIPM (Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals)
    Citations of articles from 1800-1950
    ProQuest Historical Newspapers
    Citations of reviews from newspapers, including New York Times (1851-2006)
  • 11. Dissertations and theses
    Search for doctoral dissertations and master's theses
    ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
    Citations, abstracts, and PDFs of dissertations and theses
    Some dissertationsmay have been revised and published as books subsequently (often with new titles), so remember to search in the library catalog for publications by the author of any relevant dissertations