Articles & Databases

Search or browse for databases across all subject areas. Databases are collections of scholarly resources, such as articles, journals, videos, images, primary source materials, and more. We also recommend using Omni, our academic search tool, to quickly find individual titles across the library's collection.

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Naxos Music Library

offers streaming access to more than 52,677 CDs with more than 756,740 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.

Oxford Handbooks Online

Oxford Handbooks Online is an outstanding collection of the best Handbooks areas across many different subject areas.

Oxford History of Western Music

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 Ta

Oxford Music Online

Encyclopedic content pertaining to all aspects of music performance and scholarship.

Academic Search Complete

a multi-disciplinary database of over 6,000 periodicals, including more than 5,000 peer-reviewed journals.

African American Music Reference

coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression through biography, discography, edit

America: History and Life

historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

ARTbibliographies Modern

covers modern and contemporary arts dating from the late 19th century onwards, including photography with abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and e

British Periodicals

hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth.

Canadian Music Centre: Digital Music Library On-line

provides access to Canadian composers and a sample of their respective scores. This database features over 300 score samples and sound clips.

CBCA Complete: The Arts

This database focuses on arts periodicals covering Canada and Canadian issues. This database is a subset of CBCA Complete.

Classical Music in Video

more than 400 hours of streaming video and growing to 1,000 hours on music history, music appreciation, music performance, analysis, and theory from Medieval to the twenty-first century, recordings

Classical Music Scores and Video

Classical Music from Alexander Street includes sheet music, audio, and video of classical music with coverage of all major genres and time periods from medieval to contemporary, from choral works t

Classical Scores Library

Approximately 400,000 pages of the most important classical scores and manuscripts, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 24,000 scores.

Communication and Mass Media Complete

covers communication and mass media through the indexing of indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined cove

Film and Television Literature Index

An index of international periodical literature about film, television, and video.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

Sound recordings, books, and documents pertaining to a diverse range of world musics.

Google Scholar

Leddy Library has registered its holdings with Google Scholar.

Historical Abstracts

Bibliographic information pertaining to world history from the 15th century to the present—excluding the United States and Canada.

Music Index

A guide to scholarly musicological literature including periodicals, book reviews, performances, reviews of recordings, and more.

Music Online

Provides access to audio and visual recordings, music periodicals, books, and more.

Music Periodicals Database

A music periodical resource covering several aspects of music including music education, performance, ethnomusicology, theory, popular music, and more.

Naxos Music Library

offers streaming access to more than 52,677 CDs with more than 756,740 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.

Oxford Handbooks Online

Oxford Handbooks Online is an outstanding collection of the best Handbooks areas across many different subject areas.