Databases

The following online resources are available only from The Colburn School campus. If you have difficulty with access, please let us know!

Oxford Dictionary of Western Music  by Richard Taruskin.  The Oxford History of Western Music online offers an unmatched account of the evolution of Western classical music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin.

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (Oxford Music Online)
Includes New Grove Dictionary of Opera and New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, as well as the Oxford Dictionary of Music and the Oxford Companion to Music.

International Index to Music Periodicals (full text)
Online coverage: 1999 - present
Entries: 400,000+
Types of entries indexed: articles, obituaries, book and music reviews.

Orchestral Music Online
Access to information on more than 6700 works by 900 composers.

JSTOR Arts and Science (full text)
JSTOR is an archival database. It includes full runs of journal titles in full text, but does not include the most recent volumes. The coverage usually begins 3-5 years ago.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (abstracts) 
Online coverage: 1967 - present
Entries: 350,000+
Types of entries indexed: articles, reviews, books, bibliographies, conference proceedings, dissertations, and Festschriten.

Dance in Video contains 500 hours of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
Comprehensive database of funding sources for individuals in all disciplines.

Musical America 
International industry news, contact information for artists and management, performance reviews, and more!

Encyclopedia Britannica 

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