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Music Research Guide: Home

Guide to online tools for music research.

About this guide

This is the main music research guide. Search tools & help describes the main sources and what they do best. The related guides listed below (bottom right) cover specific aspects of music.

Locate music books, recordings, scores, articles, & e-resources

Find music journal articles (MIT access)

More music databases

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias (MIT access)


Streaming audio (MIT access)

Streaming audio (free access)

Streaming video (MIT access)

Writing tips

Writing guides for music: see the Ref ML3797 section in the library

Interim Music Librarian

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