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If you're writing, you need reference databases and print/e-books! If listening or viewing, you need streaming databases or CDs/DVDs!
Use databases anywhere with internet! Print books are in the library to check out or use here. Some major reference books are now also databases.
Look for the additional info button (blue "i") beside a title to learn more!
M/M Library Hours
Our hours are shorter than the rest of the building!
Sunday: 2 pm - 10 pm
Monday: 8 am - 8 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 8 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 10 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 8 pm
Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
WHAT'S NEW?!?! WE'RE OPEN!!!
1) The Music/Media Library is finally open after 6 months of repairs! Come see us!
2) The DVD collection is still offsite and must be requested for retrieval. Go to the catalog, find the item and click "Request Retrieval". Depending on the time requested, it might take 15 minutes and it might take 2 days so please plan ahead.
3) We are unable to put commercial DVDs into course shells due to copyright and encryption coding. Please see the Video Resources LibGuide https://libguides.tcu.edu/video for alternatives.
5) Contact us if you have issues, need or can't find something.
6) Please return materials upstairs in the Music/Media Library and NOT downstairs in Access Services. Especially media and scores.
The Best Music Research Databases!
These are some of the most often used music databases starting with every researcher's first stop: Grove/Oxford Music Online.
The "Encyclopedia Britannica" of music. This is the starting point for almost any music research topic. It is NOT journal articles, but a multi-volume database of topics about music like an encyclopedia. Use the bibliographies at the end of the articles to further your research!
A comprehensive interface that cross searches all 11 of the Alexander Street Press music related databases including Classical Music Online, Classical Reference Online, Jazz Online and American Song. Coverage dates: Ancient times - current.
RILM was a print index of journal article citations. It is now an online database index of citations and abstracts. This database doesn't always have full-text, but it does have many citations of print resources not covered in other databases like conference proceedings, festschriften, reviews, liner notes and other off the beaten path formats.
Make sure you click on "full text" if that is all you're interested in.
Contains primary source articles (reviews, interviews, features, and more) and audio interviews from music and mainstream press (such as Rolling Stone, NME, etc.) representing all genres of music. Coverage dates: 1950 to present
Streaming video or audio of full-length Metropolitan Opera performances including HD theater transmissions, classic telecasts and early radio broadcasts. Included English synopsis and subtitles. Coverage dates: 1936 - present.
Large multi-label database of mostly classical music as well as jazz, film soundtrack, holiday and world genres. Includes instrumental and vocal music in solo and ensemble settings. Recordings supplemented by biographical information and links to reference resources (i.e. Grove Music Online). Users must complete a short registry to build playlists and embed external links. Coverage dates: .
Streaming audio of the Naxos sound recording catalog and other labels. Genres include classical, jazz, folk, world and Chinese music. Notes on the works being played and biographical information is available. Playlists may be created. Player does not work on Safari Coverage dates: .
Streaming audio covering music from America's past including songs by and about Native Americans, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, cowboys, Civil Rights, politics, Prohibition, Revolutionary and Civil Wars, anti-war protests and more. Coverage dates: 18th century - Current.
A neat feature of this database is that you can search by historical event. If you need a song from a particular time period or event like the Civil War, the Revolution, the Industrial Age, the Gold Rush, etc. it's easy to find!