Alexander Street Music Online

Music Online is the broadest and most comprehensive online music resource that cross-searches all of your library's Alexander Street Press music databases. From the main page, select Menu -> My Collections to view individual Alexander Street subscriptions, or use these links: 

  • Audio Drama: The L.A. Theater Works Collection
    • Delivers more than three hundred important dramatic works in streaming audio from the curated archive of the nation’s premiere radio theatre company.
  • American Music
    • A history database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more.
  • Classical Music Library
    • The largest and most authoritative resource of in-copyright scores to support teaching and research in classical music. This multivolume series contains more than 53,000 titles and 1.3 million printable pages of the most important scores in classical music, ranging from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. More than 4,600 composers are included, from traditionally studied composers such as Mozart and Tchaikovsky to contemporary artists including Kaija Saariaho, Peter Maxwell-Davies, and John Tavener.
  • Classical Scores Library, Volumes I-IV
    • A series of four volumes with a mission to provide a reliable and authoritative source for scores of the classical canon, as well as a resource for the discovery of lesser-known contemporary works. The collections encompass all major classical musical genres and time periods from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. With full, study, piano, and vocal scores, this comprehensive collection will enhance the study of music history, performance, composition, and theory for a variety of scholars.
  • Contemporary Music Library
    • Delivers the sounds of music from across the world. The database contains important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music, Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.
  • Jazz Music Library
    • The largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online, with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.
  • Music Online: Listening collection
    • A multidisciplinary collection of audiovisual content, Music Online: Listening allows students and researchers alike to analyze unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors around the world.
  • Popular Music Library
    • Contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, film soundtracks, and many more.
  • Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
    • A virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.
  • ECSU's local content


Arts & Humanities Database

This database features hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre, and Cultural Studies.

Credo Reference - Music

A premier virtual reference collection including encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, images, audio files, and videos in a wide expanse of subject areas. Try out the 'Mind Map' visual search to explore music-related topics.

Films on Demand - Music & Dance

Films on Demand is a web-based video delivery service that allows users the ability to view thousands of streaming educational videos and film clips. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, create and share playlists, and create personalized folders.


International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)

Also known as the Petrucci Music Library after publisher Ottaviano Petrucci,  IMSLP is a subscription-based project for the creation of a virtual library of public-domain music scores. Since its launch on February 16, 2006, over 370,000 scores and 42,000 recordings for over 110,000 works by over 14,000 composers have been uploaded. Based on the wiki principle, the project uses MediaWiki software. Since June 6, 2010, the IMSLP has also included public domain and licensed recordings in its scope, to allow for study by ear.

IPA Source

IPA Source is the web's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts.


JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. JSTOR will help you discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform.

Medici TV

A rare and exclusive selection of concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries and master classes. Exclusive events streamed live, available afterwards on replay.

Music Index

Invaluable for both novices and scholars, the Music Index database provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts covering every aspect of classical and popular music.

Naxos Music Library

An online music library which includes the complete Naxos, Marco Polo, and Dacapo catalogues of over 85,000 tracks, including Classical music, Jazz, Blues, World, Folk, and Chinese music. While listening you can create playlists and read notes on the works being played as well as biographical information on composers or artists in Naxos's extensive database.

Oxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online is a gateway that offers users the ability to access and cross-search the vast resources of Oxford's music reference in one location. It includes The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online and the Oxford Companion to Music.

Project MUSE

Project MUSE  offers full-text current and archival articles from 600+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more.