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.
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.
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.
Publication coverage: 1920s to presentThis 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.
- Canadian music educator
- Early music
- Early music history
- Ethnomusicology (print more up-to-date)
- Journal of popular music studies
- Journal of the American Musicological Society
- Music theory spectrum
- MUSICultures (formerly: Canadian journal for traditional music)
- Perspectives of new music
- Popular music and society
- Popular music
- Women & music : a journal of gender and culture
News & events
In 2019, Queen’s University Library (QUL) implemented a new academic search tool called Omni.
Queen’s University Library (QUL) has recently begun renovations to the ground floor of Joseph S. Stauffer Library. This work will progress over the coming year and include updates to the ground floor of the library itself, as well as the rotunda and logia spaces.