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The Blanche and Irving Laurie Performing Arts Library is located in the Douglass and Laurie Library on Douglass Campus. It is a comprehensive research facility for music, housing books, periodicals, scores, microfilm, and sound recordings. Current holdings include 47,264 scores and 51,006 books about music and music instruction. In addition to the databases discussed below, the libraries maintain access to hundreds of current and archived periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers) in print and online, which can be found using the libraries' website (libraries.rutgers.edu).
OMO contains Grove Music Online, the most comprehensive English-language encyclopedia of music, the Encyclopedia of Popular Music Online, the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and Oxford Companion to Music. Contains biographies and works lists for composers, as well as subject entries on topics related to music, performance, history, instruments, extensive bibliographies, and more.
Daniels' Orchestral Music Online is an online iteration of David Daniels' Orchestral Music: A Handbook, 4th edition, and contains records of over 6700 works from the orchestral repertoire, by more than 900 composers. Users can search for works by author, title, duration, and instrumentation, or key.
Annotated index and guide to music manuscripts produced after 1600. The manuscripts are found in over 740 libraries and archives in more than 30 countries worldwide. The database, Series A/II of Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM), is linked to three other databases providing additional information to specific content: Composer, Library Sigla and Bibliographic Citations. It contains over 740,000 searchable music incipits which can be viewed as musical scores.
American music recordings by New World Records, ranging from folk to opera, Native American to jazz, 19th century classical to early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond. DRAM also includes music from other contributing sources, including the CRI, Albany, innova, Cedille, XI, Pogus, Deep Listening and Mutable Music labels.
Free to any user. The IMSLP Petrucci Music Library contains scores from thousands of composers. These are user-submitted scans of works in the public domain, meaning that they can be scanned and disseminated, legally, for anyone to download and print.
If we don't have the article or book you need here at Rutgers don't give up! Request virtually any resource from libraries around the country and around the world withUBorrow, EZBorrow, or Interlibrary loan.
The music collections are on the middle floor of Douglass Library. Recordings are held nearby in the Media Center.
Douglass Library also houses the Fordham Multimedia Resource Laboratory, where Rutgers-affiliated patrons may use multimedia software including Finale, Sibelius, GarageBand, and other creative software tools. The Fordham Commons has the same multimedia software, as well as a makerspace with two 3D printers and a 3D scanner.
You can search RILM and Music Index together by connecting to one and clicking on choose databases. Put a check mark next to Music Index and RILM, then click OK.
If we don't have the article you need here at Rutgers (either electronically or in print) don't give up! Interlibrary Loan (ILL) can get a copy for you from another library.