Music History Databases - Archives

See also our Jazz History and Folk Music pages.

California Library Systems Cooperative Song Index
"Over 145,000 song titles (mostly popular music), almost 1,500 items indexed (song books, magazines, and other collections). Compiled from the collections of SJVLS Libraries and California Library System Reference Centers. Maintained by the San Joaquin Valley Information Service."
"This is an index to sheet music, NOT RECORDINGS."

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology - Online (DDM-Online)
" a database of bibliographic records for completed dissertations and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology, as well as in related musical, scientific, and humanistic disciplines. Containing more than 11,600 records, including the contents of the earlier printed editions of Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology... Please note that DDM-Online does not include the dissertations themselves."

Historic American Sheet Music
- Special Collections Library, Duke University

Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection Online
- Johns Hopkins University

MOTET Online Database
"The purpose for creating the database catalogue is to gain control of the motet repertory and its sources for the purpose of determining generalizations about the genre as a whole and of facilitating all aspects of motet research. The database will allow scholars the flexibility to investigate the motet and its many contexts from multiple vantage points simultaneously by enabling sorting on various fields separately and in combination."
By Dr. Jennifer Thomas, Assistant Professor, Music History, University of Florida.

Music of the Fourteenth Century: Databases
Latrobe University

MuSICA: Music & Science Information Computer Archive
"Data Base Contents: Scientific research (references & abstracts) on music as related to behavior, the brain and allied fields." Updated weekly. Also includes MuSICA Research Notes, "...a newsletter issued Winter, Spring and Fall, that provides reports and critical analysis of research on music and behavior, including education, child development, psychology, cognitive sciences, neuroscience, clinical medicine, music therapy and allied fields."
Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, University of California, Irvine

See also our Jazz History and Folk Music pages.

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