It can be hard to remember which tools to use for which task, so the main goal of this site is to help with that. This guide introduces a toolkit of resources for research in music, including encyclopedia and other background information sources, article databases, online and print book resources, online and print score resources, and more.
If you have questions about content on this guide or need help with your music research, please contact your friendly UIowa music librarian, Katie Buehner. She's available to answer questions in consultations (via Zoom or in person) or via email.
UI Libraries Search
Books and scores, both online and in print, recordings
Over 10 millions digitized books from libraries across the United States
Read articles about composers, styles, genres, etc.
Full-text articles from scholarly journals and some books
Public domain online scores and recordings
International scholarly publications in music in many formats
International scholarly and magazine articles with some full-text
Scholarly and magazine article index, some linked full-text
Index of 19th and early 20th century music literature, some full-text
Article search and index with some linked full-text