- Oxford Music Online (includes Grove Music)
The home of Grove Music Online and the access point for new and forthcoming Oxford music reference subscriptions and products.
- Naxos Music Library
Naxos Music Library is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 84,150 CDs with more than 1,211,900 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.
- Naxos Music Library Jazz
Naxos Music Library Jazz offers streaming audio of major jazz recording labels such as Blue Note, Warner Classics & Jazz, and EMI and features artists ranging from Charlie Parker and Thelonius Monk to Diana Krall.
- Opera in Video
This database will contain 250 of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon. This release includes 148 videos, equalling 318 hours.
- RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
A comprehensive, ongoing guide to publications on music from all over the world, is an indispensable tool for scholars, students, librarians, performers, teachers, and music lovers. RILM includes over 570,000 records covering all document types: articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, electronic resources, reviews, and more.
- International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP)
A music journal resource with almost 800,000 indexed articles, plus detailed abstracts and full text from 1874 to the present, covering the scholarly to the popular.
- International Index to the Performing Arts
Provides indexing and abstracts for a wide range of journals from 1864 to the present covering theatre, dance, film, stagecraft, musical theatre, television, performance art, storytelling, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, and other performing arts.
- Online Resources for Music Scholars
The following guide from Harvard University provides a basis for beginning electronic research on a wide variety of topics in music, including historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, composition, and performance practice. It collects links to archival collections, online scores and sound recordings; article indexes, discographies and bibliographies; scholarly societies; musical reference works; and a miscellany of useful websites. Each entry includes a brief description of the resource, with tags for subjects and resource types. The guide is necessarily selective, and other important research resources are available only in printed form. As with most arts and humanities topics, it is important to investigate your research options across all formats.
- Early Music Online
This collection holds digitised images of some of the world's oldest surviving volumes of printed music.
Early Music Online is the result of a pilot project in which more than 300 volumes of 16th-century music from the British Library were digitised from microfilm.
- Opening Night! Opera & Oratorio Premieres
Opening Night! Opera & Oratorio Premieres is a cross-index of data for over 38,000 opera and oratorio premieres. It allows complex searches across multiple categories or simple browsing within any single category, such as genre, composer, librettist, premiere date, country, oratorio subject, or theater. The database is linked to SearchWorks, Stanford University Libraries catalog, allowing users to easily find related scores, recordings, and writings.