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Interdisciplinary Databases

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Finding Music in Databases

This is a list of Interdisciplinary databases which coverage includes music.


  • 19th Century Index
  • Abbreviationes Online
  • Academic Search - Broad, interdisciplinary database of popular and scholarly periodical and other articles and citations.
  • Accessible Archives - American newspapers from the 18th & 19th centuries
  • American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series I
  • American National Biography
  • American Periodical Series - 1000 magazines published between 1741 and 1900
  • America's Historical Newspapers (formerly Early American Newspapers) - Early American newspapers published between 1690 and 1922
  • Analecta Hymnica Online
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Who's Citing Articles)
  • ArchiveGrid - Finding Aids for archival collections from libraries, museums, and collections worldwide
  • ArchivesUSA - Manuscript collections in the U.S.
  • Bible In English
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies
  • Biography Databases
  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index
  • Biography Index
  • Biography Resource Center - Reference Content (Compilation of more than 427,000 biographies from 135 print biographical dictionaries)
  • Black Studies Database
  • Book Review Digest
  • Book Review Index
  • Books In Print (paste title into Find Database)
  • Britannica Online
  • Catholic Periodical & Literature Index Online
  • Center for Research Libraries - A Library for Libraries; Yale's membership allows ILL borrowing privileges
  • Chicano Database
  • Database of Latin Dictionaries
  • Dissertations
    bullet Index to Theses ... Accepted for Higher Degrees by the Universities of Great Britain and Ireland
    bullet Universal Index of Doctoral Dissertations in Progress
  • Ductus: an online course in paleography
  • Early American Imprints: Series I
  • Early American Imprints: Series II
  • Early Canadiana Online
  • Early English Books Online
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online
  • Eighteenth century journals II
  • Encyclopædia Britannica
  • Essay and General Literature Index
  • Factiva
  • Facts on File World News Digest
  • Gale Literary Databases (Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select (CLC Select) and Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB)) - Iin-depth information on the lives and writings of nearly 100,000 authors along with critical reaction to their works.
  • Gale Literary Index - Index to author names, including pseudonyms and variant names
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources
  • Gale's Ready Reference Shelf - Directories for associations, research centers, publishers, publications (ranging from newspapers and newsletters to periodicals and directories), databases, television and radio stations and more.
  • Hagiography Database
  • Handbook of Latin American Studies
  • Hispanic American Periodicals Index
  • Historical Newspapers
    bullet  Historical Newspapers Complete
    bullet  Atlanta Constitution (1868 - 1925)
    bullet  Boston Globe (1872 - 1922)
    bullet  Chicago Tribune (1849 - 1985)
    bullet  Christian Science Monitor (1908 - 1992)
    bullet  Los Angeles Times (1881 - 1985)
    bullet  The New York Times (1851 - 2002)
    bullet  The Wall Street Journal (1889 - 1988)
    bullet  The Washington Post (1877 - 1989)
  • History Online (Historical Newspapers Online)
  • Humanities Abstracts Full Text
  • IBZ Online (German-Language Journal Articles)
  • In Principio
  • Index of Christian Art
  • Index to Theses ... Accepted for Higher Degrees by the Universities of Great Britain and Ireland
  • International Dictionary of Ballet via Gale's Ready Reference Shelf
  • International Dictionary of Modern Dance via Gale's Ready Reference Shelf
  • International Medieval Bibliography
  • ITER: The Bibliography of Renaissance Europe, 1300-1700
  • JSTOR (Journal Storage Project) (Retrospective Full-text Journals)
  • King James Bible
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic - Full-text news source that includes worldwide newspapers, newsletters, news magazines, wire services, radio & television transcripts,
  • Library Literature (Articles on Libraries)
  • Library of Latin Texts
  • Literature Compass
  • Marquis Biographies Online
  • Medieval Encyclopaedias & Bibliographies (Brepolis)
  • Medieval Studies - Click here for more resources
  • MLA Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
  • Monumenta Germaniae Historica
  • netLibrary Reference Center
  • New Catholic Encyclopedia
  • News or Newspapers (copy and paste into Find Database)
  • News Resources (note: not in MetaLib)
  • Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
  • Opera del Vocabolario Italiano
  • Oral History Online
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Edition
  • Oxford Reference Online
  • ProQuest Newspapers
  • Patrologia Latina
  • The performing arts in colonial American newspapers, 1690-1783 [computer file] : text data base and index (on CD-ROM; search for title in Orbis)
  • Periodicals Archives Online (ProQuest)
  • Periodicals Contents Index
  • Perseus Project
  • Project Muse (Full-text Journals - Recent Years)
  • Readers' Guide
  • Readers' Guide Abstracts Full Text
  • Reference Universe
  • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
  • Times Digital Archive
  • Times of London
  • ulrichsweb.com (Verify Periodical Titles and Information)
  • ViVa: A Bibliography of Women's History
  • WilsonWeb (Journal Articles & Citations)
  • Women Writers Online
  • World Biographical Index
  • World Shakespeare Bibliography
  • WorldCat (Union Catalog of Libraries)
  • Xipolis German Reference Collection
  • xreferplus (Reference Tools)
  • Yale University Library Finding Aid Database - Contents of the Yale's archival collections
  • Yale Online Reference Resources (Many General Reference Tools: Quotations, Calculators, Grants, and more)