Top 5 Music Resources

The links below represent the top five research sources in your discipline, as selected by the UCSD Library. Need help with your research? Ask a librarian!

Oxford Music Online [UCSD Only]
The most comprehensive and authoritative online music encylopedia. All types of music are covered. [Full Description]

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries [UCSD Only]
Audio tracks and related texts documenting the world's musical traditions, also spoken word recordings such as political speeches, as well as nature sounds. The music ranges from remote cultures worldwide to famous folk musicians. Over 35,000 tracks.

International Index to Music Periodicals [UCSD Only]
Indexes approximately 400 music periodicals; 52 titles are available with the full text of articles (1996- ). Retrospective coverage varies by periodical title, including 29 complete-run titles (earliest is 1891). [Full Description]

Rock's Backpages [UCSD Only]
Thousands of articles from underground magazines such as Punk, Creem, and Mojo, also from more mainstream titles such as Melody Maker, Spin, and Rolling Stone. Includes some reviews and audio interviews.

Green Book of Songs by Subject: The Thematic Guide to Popular Music [UCSD Only] PRINT ONLY
Created by music industry executive Jeff Green, this reference book classifies over 35,000 popular songs and album tracks by 1,800 subjects. Not available online. [Full Description]

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