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
The 16th annual Inquiry @ Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference is taking place virtually March 9-11, 2022. This conference highlights and celebrates the research of a new generation of scholars by offering a unique platform for their voices, ideas, and creativity.
Print Pulse 30: National Undergraduate Print Exhibition opens this month in the Main Space at Union Gallery, featuring artwork by fine art undergraduates from 13 universities across 5 provinces.