A database is a searchable collection of records many of which will link you to the full text of an article, report etc.

A full list of electronic databases available to you as a University of Kent student are available from Templeman Library Journals page. You will need your University of Kent username and password to access these databases either from the Drill Hall Library or from home.

Here is a list of some useful databases for Music and Audio:

JSTOR offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.

Naxos Music Library gives access to many recordings of classical, jazz and folk music from many major labels (not just Naxos!). You should be able to find the majority of works that you are recommended to listen to via this service. It is searchable by composer, work, genre, label etc.

Oxford Music Online includes Grove Music Online, the Oxford Dictionary of Music and the Oxford Companion to Music.

Project MUSE Project MUSE offers full text access to a range of periodicals covering the subject areas of film, theatre and performing arts including music. Titles include American Music and Computer Music Journal.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature allows you to search the contents of many international journals, books and other forms of information on music. To find out whether the University can provide access to the full text of any journals you find there, click the white "Full Text" button.

Rock's Back Pages - online resource of rock music writing, material dating from the early 1960s to the present day (login via UK Federation selecting University of Kent).

If you'd like help in using any of the databases listed, then please see the section Training on this subject guide for details of workshops or to book one-to-one training.

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