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Essential resources for music research including academic resources and streaming media.

About: Databases

A database is a collection of abstracts, indexes, full text documents (ebooks, articles, statistics, conference papers), or digital media (images, video, audio, maps). Content is created and managed by publishers and / or indexing services, and searching is hosted by their own licensed platform or database vendors like Ebsco and ProQuest.

While some databases are broad and multi-disciplinary in scope, most specialize in a given subject area. Click the Databases tab on the Library homepage and choose from the "Select a Subject" list for a shortlist of recommended databases, or use the A-Z listing if you have a specific database in mind.

Discover is an option that allows you to search across all physical / electronic library materials and most databases all at once.

Music-Related Databases at McDermott Library

Hear It and See It: The Naxos Music Library and the Naxos Video Library

Photograph of Louis Armstrong with his trumpet.

The Naxos Music Library provides access to over 85,000 albums. Create your own playlists from over one million tracks of classical, jazz, folk, and rock music; or watch streaming video performances of operas, ballets, live concerts, and dance performances on the Naxos Video Library.


Photo of Louis Armstrong (1953) retrieved from Wikimedia

Can't find it? Contact ILL!

Books and articles not found in UTD Library collections can be requested at no charge through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Delivery time: Books/Media: 5-10 business days; Article/Chapter PDF: 1-2 days.