Choosing a database can be overwhelming! Here are a few best bets for music research with a brief description of their specialties and strengths. If you're researching a topic that crosses multiple disciplines (like world music, popular music and cultural studies, or acoustics and physics of music) make sure to also check out our page on Interdisciplinary Resources for additional recommendations. As always, if you're not sure where to start, ask a librarian!
Here are a few quick tips for navigating our list of recommended databases:
For a more exhaustive list than the one below, check out the full list of music databases UIUC subscribes to.
Check out our video for a walk through of our different music-specific databases and how to navigate them!