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Classical Music Resources

Resources to help conduct research on classical music.

Classical Music Databases

Oxford Music Online

Find articles and text searching multiple music reference resources at one time.

Music Online

Music Online searches all of the databases listed below in a single search. 

       Or, you can choose to search each database individually.

  • Opera in Video Video - Opera performances from staged productions, interviews, and documentaries

General Purpose Databases

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)

Is a strong general purpose database that covers fields such as the social sciences, business and economics, general sciences, and humanities. Many of the articles are available in full text form.


JSTOR is a wide ranging database containing back files from many scholarly journals. The content in JSTOR begins with the individual journals first issue and covers up to about 3 years ago. JSTOR stands for “Journal Storage.”

MasterFile Premier (EBSCO)

Similar to Academic Search Premier, this database (created for public libraries) covers a variety of fields and also includes full-text from reference books and an image library.

Oxford Music Online - An Introduction

Academic Search Premier - An Introduction

JSTOR - An Introduction

McNally Smith Library Catalog

Search for Books, DVDs, CDs, and Scores in McNally Smith's Collection

Alexandria Researcher


Search other Minnesota Library Holdings

Search for books and articles in libraries across the state of Minnesota and have them delivered to McNally Smith using the InterLibrary Loan Form.

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