Music

The Music liaison librarian is available for research consultation and can help you design research strategies, access key databases, effectively use the information resources of Queen’s University Library and beyond, and stay current in your field. Discipline and course specific research skill instruction can be provided. We also evaluate, purchase and make available teaching and research materials to support this program including books, journals and scores in print and/or electronic format, and databases, multimedia and streaming resources. 

Subject guides are created by our Librarians to help you identify, access and understand the literature of a discipline. There are several guides relevant to Music. See these guides to explore, access and use these resources.

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There are many interdisciplinary aspects to Music for which the literature of several disciplines is relevant including: Cultural Studies, Drama, Education, Gender Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Religious Studies, and Sociology.  Please refer to those Subject pages to find other relevant databases and journal articles.

 

Classical Scores Library

Publication coverage: 15th - 21st centuries

Films on Demand

Films on Demand Humanities and Social Sciences Collection is a streaming video service which provides access to thousands of educational videos in the humanities and social sciences.

Music Index

Publication coverage: 1970 - present (with some backfile indexing from 1962-1969)

Provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry from nearly 660 periodicals, as well as book reviews, performance reviews, obituaries, news, and selective coverage for more than 200 periodicals.

Naxos Video Library

Search videos by category, role, composer, artist, production personnel, work, venue or festival. Naxos Video Library is an extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries.

NFB.ca - National Film Board's online Screening Room

Publication coverage: 1920s to present

This collection of over 1,100 streamed videos from the NFB is freely available for personal use. In addition, Queen's Library has purchased public performance rights for educational use and display at Queen's.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Publication coverage: 1967 - present (updated monthly)

Faculty author reception
New Fund Helping Faculty Authors at Queen's

Publishing scholarly works is becoming easier for faculty authors at Queen’s University thanks to a new Scholarly Publishing Fund (SPF) pilot program created by Queen’s University Library (QUL) and University Research Services,...

Image of the new digital piano in Stauffer Library
Striking a Chord With Library Patrons

A new addition to Joseph S. Stauffer Library is sure to strike a chord with music lovers on campus and in the local community. Queen’s University Library is excited to announce the arrival and installation of a brand-new Roland HP704 Digital Piano.

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