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Key Databases

Oxford University Press's music reference, including Grove Music Online.
This comprehensive music bibliography features citations, abstracts and subject indexing. It provides broad yet detailed coverage, and facilitates both focused research and browsing for readers of all levels.
A database of rock music writing, comprising 8,000 articles from US and UK publications: Creem, Trouser Press, Melody Maker, New Musical Express, etc., searchable by artist, date, genre, etc.

Other Useful Databases

The British Library Sound Archive, one of the world's largest sound archives, offers a ground-breaking online digital resource of sound recordings reflecting the broad spectrum of its holdings.
Full text journals, books and other published sources, covering all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content.
The definitive research tool for the study of theatre and the performing arts.
A streaming audio service for classical music, also includes jazz, folk, blues and ethnic music. Recordings are taken mainly from the Naxos catalogues supplemented by tracks from other labels.
Full text access to a collection of archived, searchable British national and regional newspapers, updated daily.
Web of Science is a research platform that provides access to: the Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Indexes, Journal Citation Index and Medline.