Art & Music eResearch

[ Art, Music, & Humanities Databases ]
[ Music eBook Collection ]
[ Power Searches ]
[ Academic Periodical Databases ]
[ Music Portals & Subject Directories ]

Art, Music, & Humanities Databases


Grove Art Online

Grove Art Online

Articles, images, and image links from Art Resource, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art. 

Grove Music Online

Grove Music Online

Articles from The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Dictionary of Opera, Dictionary of Jazz, the Oxford Companion to Music, and the Oxford Dictionary of Music.

World and I School

World & I: The Arts

"Painters, sculptors, and others from around the world are highlighted in our Art collection. Music features everything from composers and vocalists to music genres and festivals. Explore our Dance, Theater, Architecture, and Craft & Design collections as well."+

eBook Collection


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Music Reference Collection - Virtual Reference Library

This virtual collection contains several music reference titles. This collection includes:

 Arts and Humanities Through the Eras 5 vols (2005);

Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians 6 volumes (2001);

Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990 2 vols (2004);

Encyclopedia of World Biography 28 vols (2004-2008)

Power Search


Gale Power Search

Gale Cengage Power Search

Search through all of the Gale Cengage databases and eBooks.

Academic Periodical Databases




a new subscription to JSTOR for journals, primary sources, and, now, books! Each user sets his or her own account for access. Visit the Library Media Center for details.

Academic Search Premiere

Academic Search Premier

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

"Google Scholar provides a simple way to  search for scholarly literature." + Many of the links are not available for free access.



Music Portals & Research Guides


Directories or Portals are lists, sometimes annotated, of recommended resources. These may include books as well as electronic information. Be aware that linked websites may change from the time they were included in the directory or portal.

Indiana U. Music Library: Worldwide Internet Music Resources

AMS: WWW Sites of Interest to Musicologists

Newark Public Library Guides: Music

NPL is designated as New Jersey’s Music Library. It is a library-to-library service which means that you ask Ms. Cooper to contact the NPL librarians with specific research questions.

Voice of the Shuttle: Music

Internet Public Library: Music

Infomine: Visual & Performing Arts

Research Guides are usually developed by librarians to help students navigate through the unique information resources for their subject. In addition to providing links to recommended resources, they will help you develop a research process.


University of Melbourne

University of Oregon

Seach for college and university pathfinders or "research guides" on Google Advanced Search page:

Google Advanced Search page

Typically each librarian will start by focusing on the local resources, access to which may be restricted to their students. So, scroll down to find their recommended websites, which are available to everyone.

+ = Annotations provided by publishers

# = Databases provided by the New Jersey State Library