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

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

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Streaming Videos

Music Appreciation

Elements of Music

Music Industry

Music Styles                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Music History

Ancient, Medieval, & Renaissance

Baroque, Classical & Romantic

Modern Music

Survey: Music History

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Special Topics: Local Music Organizations

Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra: Check here for events, radio broadcasts (see “About Us”), etc.

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra: in New Orleans; check here for concerts, events, podcasts, etc.

LSU School of Music: Check here for concerts, events, etc.

SLU School of Music: Check here for concerts, events, etc. Click on Upcoming Performances.

Web Resources

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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.



Shelf Resources (RPCC Library - Gonzales campus)

Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers (print issues)


Browse Books, DVDs, and Other Shelf Resources by Shelf 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.

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