This research guide is a starting point for ISU students, faculty, and staff who are conducting music research. Click on the tabs above to discover books, sheet music, journal articles, audio and video materials, databases, and other resources to help you with your research. I welcome your suggestions for additions and improvements.
Have a look at this growing collection of online, open access resources for music research! 11/10/2015
At long last: RILM!
The Library now offers online access to RILM (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale), the premier tool for music research. Please let me know if you have any questions; I will be learning its secrets as quickly as I can! Use it, tell your students about it, and together we will prove how valuable this resource is. Remember that it's not a full text resource, but that we should be able to borrow most items from other libraries (interlibrary loan using ILLiad). Coverage is alleged to be from 1800 to the present; I found an item in RILM that was actually published in 1785.
I will be putting RILM on all the Research Guides that seem appropriate; please let me know if I am missing something.
Here is a link to more information:
We recently purchased many musical scores in electronic format, through Classical Scores Library (Alexander Street Press). You can find these scores in the library catalog, through Classical Scores Library, and within the OneSearch search engine.
Note that these items are designated by "Location: Electronic Music Score" and "Call Number: ESCORE."
Please let me know if you need any assistance. Thanks.