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Subject-specific Information on music

The Vera Oeri Library Basel provides media covering the subject of Music.

The following music-specific services are licensed by the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries (all licensed databases):

Electronic Journals Library: scientific full-text journals on the internet, also with structured access to musicology

Index to Printed Music: catalogue of classical music editions and series

Journal STORage: Retro-digitalisation project for journals, especially from the English-speaking world

JSTOR music e-Books
Retro-digitalisation project for specialist books in the field of music

Reference tool on contemporary composers with biographies, examples, work catalogues, discography and bibliography selections

MGG Online
Onlineversion of the Music Encyclopedia in History and Presence (1994/2008)

Music Online: (Alexander Street Press)
Music prints from the Renaissance to the 21st century (Classical Scores Library, Vol. 1+2) and audio databases (American Song, Classical Music, Contemporary World Music, Jazz)

Naxos Music Library 
The world’s biggest streaming portal for classical music, world music and jazz

New Grove
Online version of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992) and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2002)

Répertoire International de la Litérature Musicale: Musicological catalogue from 1967 (monographs, journal essays, dissertations, commemorative publications, films and Videos)


Freely accessible online services
A structured overview is provided by  Database Information System (DBIS).

Catalogue of primary musical sources up to 1850

IMSLP – International Music Score Library Project (Petrucci-Musikbibliothek)
Music prints, historical sources on music theory and performance practice as well as several memorial editions no longer subject to Copyright.

Basel bibliography of historical music practice: Referenced works from 1974/75 to 2015, currently including 30,000 titles.

Répertoire International des Sources Musicales: Catalogue of manuscripts from 1600 (to approx.1850)

Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Musikwissenschaft (ViFa Musik)
A wide range of reference tools and databases on musicological topics

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