Music resources

Location of print resources

Most of the print resources for your subject are found on the second floor of the Arts and Social Sciences Library. Use Library Search to find the classmark for an item, and to search for books and other materials.

The University of Bristol Theatre Collection, based in the Department of Drama, has a library of theatre related books, including material on film and musicals.

Digital resources

Music databases

Additional resources

  • Bach Bibliography - the largest resource of its kind, with over 16,000 records of bibliographical references relating to Bach's life and works.
  • CHARM (AHRC Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music) - CHARM is the AHRC Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music. The site provides access to an online discography, a library of ex-copyright recordings, a range of publications, and information about early recording history and methods for analysing recordings.
  • Dissertation Express - a searchable index providing brief citation details to Dissertation Abstracts International. You can choose to personally purchase the full text of dissertations/theses you require or you can request them via our Inter-Library Loans Service.
  • Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology (DDM-Online) - an international database of bibliographic records for completed dissertations and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology, as well as in related musical, scientific, and humanistic disciplines.
  • NMA Online (Digital Mozart Edition) - Neue Mozart-Ausgabe aims to make Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's musical compositions widely and conveniently accessible to the public, for personal study and for educational and classroom use. Please note that wholesale downloading or reuse of the contents of this website is prohibited under all circumstances, whether commercial or otherwise. 

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Academic staff

If items are in particularly high demand, please use our 1 day loan request form (Office document, 15kB) to request that they are transferred to 1 day loan.

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