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Musicians Insitute Library

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Musicians Institute Library Online

Online Library resources such as eBooks, streamed video, audio, and reference are linked below. You may access all resources with your portal / online username and password just once from anywhere. You may easily create lists and much of the content is downloadable. If you have any questions you may contact me at I'd be happy to work with you! Thanks and have a great quarter

-Julie Bill


eBooks & Audio Books Powered by Overdrive

A selection of eBooks and Audio books; on music instructional methods, studies, exercises, printed music, performance, music history and criticism, composition, motion picture and film music, lyric writing, music analysis, appreciation, and social aspects, biographies, sound engineers, music production, recording executives and producers, design, marketing, branding, and more.


Alexander Street Press Music & Performing Arts

Access to 515, 060 Albums, 6,435,027 tracks, 2,635 videos, (1,700 hours), 31,004 scores, books, and documents (606,884 pages) Music and Performing Arts combines audio and video that spans all time periods, hundreds of thousands of seminal artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles to provide an unparalleled learning environment for the teaching of music. Individual Alexander Street Music content links are listed within the portal such as SmithsonianGlobal Sound for Libraries, 140,000+ Pop Music Tracks (Audio, African American Music Reference,American Song, Classical Music in Video, Classical Music Library, Classical Music Reference Library, Classical Scores Library: Volume I, Classical Scores Library: Volume II, Contemporary World Music, Dance in Video: Volume I, The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Jazz Music Library,Opera in Video)


International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text (IIMP Database)

IIMP offers abstracts from over 470 international music periodicals from over 30 countries offering over a million articles on contemporary music through a comprehensive range of subject areas in both scholarly and popular music journals ranging from International Journal of Music Education, Ethnomusicology, Jazz Education Journal and Musical Times to Rock and Rap Confidential and Rolling Stone.


Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition

(Please click, "Show Only Titles in My Subscription," to the left) is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on American Music. Coverage includes popular music, cities and regions, musical theater, opera, concert music, and music technology, as well as the musical traditions of many ethnic and cultural groups. The articles of the dictionary range from small definitions of dance styles and musical terms to mid‐length biographies of important performers, composers and music patrons, to longer examinations of larger subjects such as the history of jazz, musical instruments, music education in the United States, and the American history of the orchestra. The dictionary’s articles are supplemented by over 400 images and 140 musical examples and other materials.


Pollstar Pro

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Since its 2007 debut, PollstarPro has raised the bar, creating a new industry standard for customized information searches, box office information, business analysis, artist itineraries and up‐to‐the‐minute business news. This is your go‐to database for everything from tour histories to executive contact information and it is included with a subscription to Pollstar.



The JSTOR Music Collection contains thirty‐three leading titles in the field of musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, and music education. Titles available in the JSTOR Music Collection are also included in a subscription to the Arts and Sciences III collection. Date coverage spans from 1844 to 2014. Much of the content is in English but German, French, Spanish, Italian, Hungarian, and Dutch are also represented in journal coverage. (Please uncheck, “Include links to external content.”)


Oxford Grove Music Online Oxford Music Online

is a gateway offering users the ability to access and cross‐search multiple music reference resources in one location. With Grove Music Online as its cornerstone, Oxford Music Online also contains The Oxford Companion to Music, which offers more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works; and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition, which supplements Grove's more‐extensive articles with content geared toward undergraduates and general users. Both of these sources are included in subscriptions to Grove Music Online.


EBSCO Business Source Premier

is the industry's most popular business research database, and a great resource for music business, audio engineering, and guitar craft, featuring the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.


Music Index

offers indexing and abstracts as part of a comprehensive guide to music periodicals and literature. Formerly The Music Index Online by Harmonie Park Press, this database provides comprehensive coverage of the music field and every aspect of the classical and popular worlds of music. With cover‐to‐cover indexing and abstracts for hundreds of periodicals, this resource is an invaluable resource for both the novice and scholar.


Regional Business News

is a premier full‐text resource for U.S. and Canadian business publications. This robust resource provides ultimate coverage for full‐text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces. Key resources include newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires, with full‐text content coverage spanning over 22 years.


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