Music library subject guide , Aratohu kaupapa mō te pūoru

Learn where to start your research in music.

Article databases

Search these databases for the articles you need in your study or research.


Search the full-text archive of humanities journals, including music journals.

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Google Scholar

Works like Google but restricted to academic material only.

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Index New Zealand

Indexes a wide range of New Zealand journals and newspapers including some music material.

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Terms and conditions for library online resources

Legal guidelines about how and by whom Library-subscribed article databases may be used.

Music recordings and scores

Search Discover
Search Discover to find CDs (audio), DVDs (video) and music scores on your topic, using the Source Types limit on the left of the screen.

For scores, useful search phrases may include "miniature score*", "play along" or "play a long".

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Search for scores & other music held by libraries worldwide.

Books and ebooks

Find books and ebooks.

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Find concepts and background.

Concepts and definitions

Oxford Companion to Music
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