Books, Ebooks, Media in UIUC & Illinois Libraries
Searches physical and electronic library holdings. Good for finding books, journals, scores, recordings, etc.
Online Audio and Video Recordings
Online streaming tools that cover a variety of types of music, dance, and theatre; includes audio only and video content.
Newspaper databases are a great resource for finding interviews and reviews of performances.
Web Search Engines
- Google Scholar
Music and Performing Arts Articles
Research databases specific to music and the performing arts, and related subjects such as education and the humanities. Good for finding scholarly journal articles.
- Music Periodicals
- Music Index
- RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
- International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance
- Performing Arts Periodicals
- Education Full Text
- Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive
Dissertations and Theses
Find dissertations and theses on a variety of topics.
- Dissertations and Theses (ProQuest)
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, etc.
Reference tools that are good for getting started and finding background information.