Conservatory of Music
Brooklyn College (CUNY)

Music U700G: Bibliography and Research Techniques

Professor Bruce C. MacIntyre


Saint Julian, woodcut by Albrecht Durer.

This no-frills website is under construction. It is currently used by graduate students taking Music 700 at Brooklyn College for locating significant websites in music research.

Comments about the site's content should go to Bruce MacIntyre:

Prof. Bruce C. MacIntyre
Conservatory of Music
Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889
Tel. (718) 951-5286

Music U700G - Fall 1997
Prof. MacIntyre 

Significant World Wide Web Resources in Music (August 1997)

A. Useful Topical Indexes of Music-Related Sites ("first stops")
B. Libraries and/or Online Catalogues
C. Reference Sites (with special "search engines")
D. Publishing & Copyright
E. Music Scores Books/CDs/CD-ROMs/Dissertations Sales
F. Miscellaneous Other Sites (as assigned)


PLEASE NOTE: Most http addresses are CASE sensitive! Do not insert spaces between words.
To see a site, just click on the site name desired below. Enjoy! 

A. Useful Topical Indexes of Music-Related Sites

(i.e. "first stops" with direct links to other sites)

1. American Musicological Society (AMS)
[includes subpage "WWW Sites of Interest to Musicologists"]

2. Indiana University (IU), Music Library
["World-Wide Internet Music Resources"]

3. Harvard Univ., Loeb Music Library, "I-net Resources for Music Scholars"

4. Music Publishers Association (MPA), "Music Information"
[see its "Music Info. Resources on the WWW" section]

5. College Music Society, "Music, Arts & Education Links"

6. American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), Online Scholarly Resources
[subpage "Other Online Scholarly Resources," with links to major libraries & archives]

7. Music Education Online, Larry Newman (Los Angeles; grades K-12)

8. Total Web Search, R. Alan Campbell (searches 23 "engines"!)
[includes "Classical Music Refs.", "Other Classical Music Links"]



B. Libraries and/or Online Catalogues

British Library, Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)
- - search/browse for specific music, documents, etc.

British Universities Online Library Catalog (COPAC)
(includes universities at Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Oxford, et al.)

Library of Congress (Washington, DC)

Loeb Music Library (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)


C. Reference Sites

(with "search engines")

Addresses & Telephone Numbers ("Switchboard")

Addresses, UK ("Mailbase"), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
[includes address lists of many scholarly organizations]

Concerts (by date or city), CultureFinder
[N.B. Comprehensiveness NOT guaranteed!]

Concerts, Music Events Calendar ("Automatrix")

Concerts (choral), Choral Concerts Around the World
[also has schedules for choral festivals and workshops; new & not comprehensive at all]

Concerts (choral), The Choir Links Page (John Wilund)
[has programs from over 500 choirs; links to choir home pages]

Dissertations (recent), Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology (DDM) Online
[currently covers mid 1995-present; will add earlier dissertations at a later date]

E-mail Lists Searcher
("index" to 71,000+ discussion lists!)

MUSICA, online choral music database, Int'l Federation for Choral Music]
[locates choral music by keywords; huge choral database in Strasbourg, France]

RILM, music-journal abstracts (1969-present; subscription needed)
[RILM is available through OCLC, FirstSearch, and EPIC reference services. Ask your librarian about availability & authorization number.]
also try:
or telnet to:

RISM, music manuscript/printed sources

(you need to be a subscriber to search)

Sonances, selected arts periodicals (mostly 20thC. composers)
[international directory of recent musical and cultural press; mostly 20th-century composers; includes: Survey of Cultural Press, Dictionary of Composers, Reviews Pages]

"Style Sheet" for citing Internet resources (Modern Language Association)

University of California - Berkeley

Writing style (English), Strunk and White's The Elements of Style:


D. Publishing

Copyright Guide (Music Library Association)
[includes Current Issues in Copyright; FAQ; Copyright Guidelines; Statement on Copyright Law & Fair Use in Music; Bibliography; Related Internet Resources]

Music Publishers Association (MPA)
[This "MPA List" includes addresses, tel. nos., etc., of all publishers.]


E. Music Scores/Books/CDs/CD-ROMs/Dissertations Sales

J.W. Pepper, online database
[claims to be the "world's largest music shop" on the WWW; ordering possible after you acquire a free Pepper ID number]

UMI Dissertation Services, University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, MI
[allows one to search & order copies of dissertations; links to Pro-Quest Digital Dissertations (abstracts) of last 3 months]

Voyager Company [music CD-ROMs]


F. Miscellaneous Other Sites to Examine

(as assigned)

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)

American Music Resource (U. of North Carolina, Greensborough, since 1993)

American Society for Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)

British Library (London)

Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI)

Calendars & Chronology (WWW Resources Related to Sir Isaac Newton)

ChoralNet (English version)
[choral repertoire; includes link to the MUSICA choral database (see above)]

Church lectionary, from Lift Up Your Hearts
[includes scripture readings & recommended hymns for Revised Common Lectionary]

Church music, Worship Resource Center
[mainly modern Christian praise music]

Composers anniversaries (birth or death)

Contemporary music, online journal of ("Mikropolyphonie")

Electro-Acoustic Music, Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE), Department of Music, University of California-Santa Barbara

Film Music, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat)
[in German only]

Journal for Music Theory (JMT)

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)

Music Educators National Conference (MENC)
(music education topics; includes music-teaching jobs bulletin board ["Job Center"] for members only)

Music Educators Association of New York City (MEANYC; local chapter of MENC)
[includes "Links to Music-Related Sites"]

Music newsgroups on the Internet (lists new ones)

Musico-Textual Resources, H-musTXT (Humanities List)

OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc.)

Opera librettos & song texts (Lyle Neff's page)

Opera performances, Opera Schedule Server [mostly recent performances]

Recordings (Anna Seaberg's Music Selection Resources)

Royal Holloway College, University of London, Music Department
[impressive home page that includes archive, dissertations, conferences, etc.]

Society for Music Theory

Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber-Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA)

Technology in music, online newsletter (ATMI & CMS)
"Rap on Music Technology" (David Williams & Peter Webster)

Vocalist (about the E-mail list for singers; Illinois State University)

Voice problems, Center for Voice Disorders, Wake Forest University

Women in music, Beth Anderson Harold
[includes "how to" for Internet research on women in music]

Women composers, concerts of & choral music by (Arsis Press)

WPRB, Princeton University, "Music Links" (mostly pop)
[includes links to over 2,000 music websites; mostly pop and live rock groups; sub-page devoted to "Classical" that will have "WWW Classical Music Resources"]


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Syllabi from other Music Bibliography Courses/Seminars

Florida State University, Prof. John Deal

James Madison University, Prof. Cockburn

Peabody Institute, Baltimore, MD, Prof. Ned Quist



Last update: 15 August 1997, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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