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General Resources

eBook Collections


Visit the eBook Collections page for links to thousands of ebooks from several ebook providers.  RPCC ebooks are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students will be prompted to login with their Library User ID or Alt. ID, and PIN to access these ebooks from off-campus.

Suggested Databases


Academic Search Complete: Articles from 5,500+ journals and other sources, multiple subject areas.

Gale In Context: Biography: Biographies, magazine articles, images, and website links for more than 900,000 people.

Films On Demand: Academic and Archival Films across all disciplines & Newsreels Collections.


Gale Ebooks: Reference sources for just about any research topic.

History Reference Center: Reference books, history magazines, historical documents, etc.

JSTOR: The Scholarly Archive: articles from scholarly journals in the arts & sciences, humanities, business, etc.

Oxford Reference: Full-text general and subject-specific reference sources.


  Suggested Streaming Videos

Browse for more videos from Films on Demand on Music and Dance


What's on the Shelves in the RPCC Library on the Gonzales Campus

Selected Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers (Print Edition)

Browse the Print Books, DVDs, and Other Shelved Resources by Call Number

  • M – Music.
    • ML 1 to ML 3930 – Literature on music.
  • MT 1 to MT 960 – Music–Instruction and study.
    • MT 3 to MT 5 – History.
    • MT 5.5 to MT 7 – Music theory.


Special Topics: Local Music Organizations


Suggested External Websites

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The Global Jukebox

Interactive site which lets visitors listen to samples of music from around the world. Note that log in is not required; simply select "Enter as Guest" to access its content

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International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)

Source of thousands of downloadable musical scores and recordings in the public domain

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Links for Musicologists - American Musicological Society

Dozens of links to explore on a number of music topics of interest to musicologists

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Musical Instrument Museums Online (MIMO)

Database of nearly 65,000 instruments held in museum collections worldwide; search by keyword or browse by instrument family, museum, or instrument maker

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Music Books from Project Gutenberg

Free, public domain eBooks in various electronic formats to browse on the topic of music, including music scores, theory, and instruction, most of historical value

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Music Treasures Consortium - The Library of Congress

View some of the world's most valuable music pieces from a number of collections from all across the United States

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The National Jukebox - The Library of Congress

Over 10,000 American historical recordings from the early 1900s free to listen to online

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Public Doman Music Scores - Eastman Library at the University of Rochester

Search or browse this online collection of over 20,000 free, public domain music scores and music-related texts in PDF form

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Sounds from the British Library

Several categories of music recordings to experience from the British Library collections,