Most music resources are found on the second floor of the Arts and Social Sciences Library. These include:
Items in heavy demand may be held in the Short Loan Collection (SLC)
Other related resources can be found in the following branches:
You are free to use any of the libraries but please remember to carry your UCard with you. Opening hours and arrangement (including subject classification of materials) of these branches can be found by going to the Branch libraries page.
Music PhD theses of staff and students of the Music Department, from 1910 to date, are available in the thesis collection in the Arts and Social Sciences Library.
The Arts and Social Sciences Library contains a special collection of rare books.
Albiez, S. (2005) Post-soul futurama: African American cultural politics and early Detroit techno. European Journal of American Culture, 24(2), pp.131-152. [PDF]
Amico, S. (2001) 'I Want Muscles': housemusic, homosexuality and masculine signification. Popular Music, 20, pp.359-378.
Bradby, B. (1993) Sampling Sexuality: Gender, Technology and the Body in Dance Music. Popular Music, 12(2) 05/01, pp.155-176.
Buckland, F. (2002) Mr Mesa's ticket: memory and dance at the Body Positive T-dance. In: Impossible dance: club culture and queer world-making. Wesleyan University Press.
Cascone, K. (2000) The Aesthetics of Failure: "Post-Digital" Tendencies in Contemporary Computer Music. Computer Music Journal, 24(4) 12/01, pp.12-18.
Dyer, R. (1979). In defence of Disco. Gay Left, 8, 20-23.
Lawrence, T. (2006) “I Want to See All My Friends At Once”: Arthur Russell and the Queering of Gay Disco. Journal of Popular Music Studies, 18(2), pp.144-166.
Loza, S. (2001) Sampling (Hetero)Sexuality: Diva-Ness and Discipline in Electronic Dance Music. Popular Music, 20(3) 10/01, pp.349-357.
Madrid, A. L. (2006) Dancing with Desire: Cultural Embodiment in Tijuana's Nor-tec Music and Dance. Popular Music, 25(3), pp.383-399.
Malbon, B. (1999) The dancer from the dance: the musical and dancing crowds of clubbing. In: Clubbing :dancing, ecstasy and vitality. London, Routledge. [HQ799.8.G7 MAL]
McLeod, K. (2001) Genres, Subgenres, Sub-Subgenres and More: Musical and Social Differentiation Within Electronic/Dance Music Communities. Journal of Popular Music Studies, 13(1), pp.59-75.
Pani, M. (1997) Women and the early British rave Scene. In: McRobbie, A. (Ed.): Back to Reality?: Social Experience and Cultural Studies. Manchester University Press.
Race, K. (2003) The death of the dance party. Australian Humanities Review, 30.
Rogers, T. (2003) On the process and aesthetics of sampling in electronic music production. Organised Sound, 8(3), pp.313-320.
Saldanha, A. (2002) Music tourism and factions of bodies in Goa. Tourist Studies, 2(1), pp.43-62.
St John, G. (2006) Electronic Dance Music Culture and Religion: An Overview1. Culture and Religion, 7(1) 2006/03/01, pp.1-25.
Tagg, P. (1994) From Refrain to Rave: The Decline of Figure and the Rise of Ground. Popular Music, 13(2) 05/01, pp.209-222.
Thornton, S. (1996) Exploring the Meaning of Mainstream. In: Club Cultures, Music, Media, & Subculture Capital. pp.88-115. [ML3470 THO]
Baugh, B. (1993) Prolegomena to Any Aesthetics of Rock Music. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 51(1) 01/01, pp.23-29.
Biamonte, N. (2010) Triadic Modal and Pentatonic Patterns in Rock Music. Music Theory Spectrum, 32(2) 10/01, pp.95-110.
Brackett, J. (2008) Examining rhythmic and metric practices in Led Zeppelin's musical style. Popular Music, 27, pp.53-76.
Brown, J. (2001) Ally McBeal's Postmodern Soundtrack. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 126(2) 01/01, pp.275-303.
Clawson, M. A. (1999) When Women Play the Bass: Instrument Specialization and Gender Interpretation in Alternative Rock Music. Gender and Society, 13(2) 04/01, pp.193-210.
Covach, J. The hippie aesthetic: cultural positioning and musical ambition in early progressive rock. [PDF]
Demers, J. (2006) Dancing Machines: 'Dance Dance Revolution', Cybernetic Dance, and Musical Taste. Popular Music, 25(3) 10/01, pp.401-414.
Doll, C. (2009) Transformation in rock harmony: an explanatory strategy. Gamut, 2(1).
Everett, W. (2000) The learned vs. the vernacular in the songs of Billy Joel. Contemporary Music Review, 18(4), pp.105-129.
Hesmondhalgh, D. (1999) Indie: the institutional politics and aesthetics of a popular music genre. Cultural Studies, 13(1), pp.34-61.
Holm-Hudson, K. (2001) The Future Is Now … and Then: Sonic Historiography in Post-1960s Rock. Genre, 34(3-4), pp.243-264.
Iii, A. J. Z. (2004a) Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix: Juxtaposition and Transformation "All along the Watchtower". Journal of the American Musicological Society, 57(3) 12/01, pp.599-644.
Johnson, V. E. (1993) Polyphony and Cultural Expression: Interpreting Musical Traditions in "Do the Right Thing". Film Quarterly, 47(2) 12/01, pp.18-29.
Kubik, G. (1998) Analogies and Differences in African-American Musical Cultures across the Hemisphere: Interpretive Models and Research Strategies. Black Music Research Journal, 18(1/2) 04/01, pp.203-227.
Lury, K. (2002) Chewing Gum for the Ears: Children's Television and Popular Music. Popular Music, 21(3) 10/01, pp.291-305.
Maus, F. (2006) Intimacy and Distance: On Stipe's Queerness. Journal of Popular Music Studies, 18(2), pp.191-214.
Mazullo, M. (1997) Fans and Critics: Greil Marcus's "Mystery Train" as Rock 'n' Roll History. The Musical Quarterly, 81(2) 07/01, pp.145-169.
Mazullo, M. (2005) Remembering Pop: David Lynch and the Sound of the '60s. American Music, 23(4) 12/01, pp.493-513.
Miller, K. (2007) Jacking the Dial: Radio, Race, and Place in "Grand Theft Auto". Ethnomusicology, 51(3) 10/01, pp.402-438.
Moore, A. F. (2005). The persona-environment relation in recorded song. Music Theory Online, 11(4).
Pieslak, J. (2008) Sound, text and identity in Korn's Hey Daddy. Popular Music, 27, pp.35-52.
Spicer, M. (2004) (Ac)cumulative form in pop-rock music. Twentieth Century Music, 1, pp.29-64.
Temperley, D. (2007) The Melodic-Harmonic 'Divorce' in Rock. Popular Music, 26(2) 05/01, pp.323-342.
Waksman, S. (1996) Every inch of my love: Led Zeppelin and the problem of cock rock. Journal of Popular Music Studies, 8(1), pp.5-25.
Weinstein, D. (2004) All singers are dicks. Popular Music and Society, 27(3), pp.232-334.
Zimmerman, N. (2006) Consuming Nature: The Grateful Dead's Performance of an Anti-Commercial Counterculture. American Music, 24(2) 07/01, pp.194-216.
Brown, J. (2001) Ally McBeal's Postmodern Soundtrack. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 126(2), pp.275-303.
Burns, L. and Watson, J. (2010) Subjective perspectives through word, image and sound: temporality, narrative agency and embodiment in the Dixie Chicks' video Top of the World. Music, Sound, and the Moving Image, 4(1), pp.3-37.
Collins, K. (2008) Grand Theft Auto? Popular music and intellectual property in video games. Music and the Moving Image, 1(1), pp.35-48.
Coulthard, L. (2009) Torture tunes: Tarantino, popular music and new Hollywood ultraviolence. Music and the Moving Image, 2(2), pp.1-6.
Demers, J. (2006) Dancing Machines: 'Dance Dance Revolution', Cybernetic Dance, and Musical Taste. Popular Music, 25(3), pp.401-414.
Dickinson, K. (2001). Pop, speed and the 'MTV aesthetic' in recent teen films. Scope, Department of Culture, Film and Media, University of Nottingham.
Flinn, C. (2004) The music that Lola ran to. In: Alter, N. M. a. K., Lutz (Ed.): Sound matters :essays on the acoustics of modern German culture. New York ; Oxford, Berghahn Books,
Holmes, S. (2004) "Reality Goes Pop!" Reality TV, Popular Music, and Narratives of Stardom in Pop Idol. Television & New Media, 5(2), pp.147-172.
Johnson, V. E. (1993) Polyphony and Cultural Expression: Interpreting Musical Traditions in "Do the Right Thing". Film Quarterly, 47(2), pp.18-29.
Kerton, S. (2006) Too much, Tatu young: queering politics in the world of Tatu. In: Whiteley, S. a. R., J (Ed.): Queering the Popular Pitch. Routledge.
Klein, B. (2008) In Perfect Harmony: Popular Music and Cola Advertising. Popular Music and Society, 31(1), pp.1-20.
Lury, K. (2002) Chewing Gum for the Ears: Children's Television and Popular Music. Popular Music, 21(3), pp.291-305.
Mazullo, M. (2005) Remembering Pop: David Lynch and the Sound of the '60s. American Music, 23(4), pp.493-513.
Miller, K. (2007) Jacking the Dial: Radio, Race, and Place in "Grand Theft Auto". Ethnomusicology, 51(3), pp.402-438.
Sanders, D. (2005). From the warehouse to the multiplex: techno and rave culture's reconfiguration of late 1990s sci-fi spectacle as musical performance. Screening the Past. 18: p. 1-15.
Sarrazin, N. (2008) Celluloid love songs: musical modus operandi and the dramatic aesthetics of romantic Hindi film. Popular Music, 27, pp.393-411.
Shaviro, S. (2002). The erotic life of machines. [PDF]
Smith, J. The Edge of Seventeen: Class, Age and Popular Music in Richard Linklater's School of Rock. Screening the Past. 18: p. 165-80.
Stilwell, R. J. (1995) 'In the air tonight': text, intertextuality and the construction of meaning. Popular Music and Society, 19(4).
Stilwell, R. J. (2003) It may look like a living room…: the musical number and the sitcom. ECHO, 5(1).
Vernallis, C. (2001) The kindest cut: functions and meanings of music video editing. Screen, 42(1), pp.21-48.
Woods, F. (2008) Nostalgia, Music and the Television Past Revisited in American Dreams. Music Sound and the Moving Image, 2(1), pp.27-50.
Auner, J. (2003) 'Sing It for Me': Posthuman Ventriloquism in Recent Popular Music. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 128(1), pp.98-122.
Auster, A. (1999) Frank Sinatra. The Television Years -1950-1960. Journal of Popular Film and Television, 26(4), p.166.
Bradby, B. (1992) Like a virgin-mother? Materialism and maternalism in the songs of Madonna. Cultural Studies, 6(1), pp.73-96.
Chapman, D. (2008) 'That ill, tight sound': telepresence and biopolitics in post-Timbaland rap production. Journal of the Society of American Music, 2, pp.155-175.
Clarke, E. F. and Dibben, N. (2000) Sex, pulp and critique. Popular Music, 19, pp.231-241.
Cloonan, M. (1999) Pop and the nation-state: towards a theorisation. Popular Music, 18, 2, pp.193-207.
Danielsen, A. and Maasø, A. (2009) Mediating music: materiality and silence in Madonna's 'Don't Tell Me'. Popular Music, 28(2).
Dickinson, K. (2001) Believe? Vocoders, digitalized female identity and camp. Popular Music, 20, pp.333-347.
Fast, S. and Pegley, K. (2006) Music and Canadian Nationhood Post 9/11: An Analysis of Music Without Borders: Live. Journal of Popular Music Studies, 18(1), pp.18-39.
Fitzgerald, J. (2007) Black pop songwriting 1963–1966: an analysis of US top 40 hits by Cooke, Mayfield, Stevenson, Robinson, and Holland-Dozier-Holland. Black Music Research Journal, 27(2), pp.97-140.
Frith, S. (1986) Art versus technology: the strange case of popular music. Media, Culture & Society, 8(3), pp.263-279.
Frith, S. and Savag, J. (1993) Pearls and Swine: The Intellectuals and the Mass Media. New Left Review, a(198), p.107.
Goodwin, A. (1988) Sample and hold: pop music in the digital age of reproduction. Critical Quarterly, 30(3), pp.34-49. [A&SSL Serial PR1.C7]
Hawkins, S. and Richardson, J. (2007) Remodeling Britney Spears: matters of intoxication and mediation. Popular Music and Society, 30(5), pp.605-629.
Hennion, A. (1983) The Production of Success: An Anti-Musicology of the Pop Song. Popular Music, 3. pp.159-193.
Hustwitt, M. (1983) 'Caught in a whirlpool of aching sound': the production of dance music in Britain in the 1920s. Popular Music, 3, pp.7-31.
Lemish, D. (2003) Spice world: constructing femininity the popular way. Popular Music and Society, 26(1), pp.17-29.
McLeod, K. (2006) 'A fifth of Beethoven': disco, classical music, and the politics of inclusion. American Music, 24(3), pp.347-363.
Meier, L. M. (2008) In excess? Body genres, 'bad' music, and the judgment of audiences. Journal of Popular Music Studies, 20(3), pp.240-260.
Richardson, J. (2005) “The Digital Won't Let Me Go”: Constructions of the Virtual and the Real in Gorillaz' “Clint Eastwood”. Journal of Popular Music Studies, 17(1), pp.1-29.
Sanjek, D. (1999) Navigating the 'channel': recent scholarship on African-American popular music. Journal of Popular Music Studies, 11(1), pp.167-192.
Toft, R. (2010) Hits and misses: crafting a pop single for the top-40 market in the 1960s. Popular Music, 29, pp.267-281.
Walser, R. (1994) Prince as Queer Poststructuralist. Popular Music and Society, 18(2), pp.79-89.
Zbikowski, L. M. (2004) Modelling the groove: conceptual structure and popular music. Journal of the Royal Music Association, 129(2), pp.272-297. [PDF]
Aaron, A. F. (1992) The Jukebox of History: Narratives of Loss and Desire in the Discourse of Country Music. Popular Music, 11(1), pp.53-72.
Ancelet, B. J. (1988) Zydeco/Zarico: Beans, Blues and beyond. Black Music Research Journal, 8(1), pp.33-49.
Buchanan, D. A. (1995) Metaphors of Power, Metaphors of Truth: The Politics of Music Professionalism in Bulgarian Folk Orchestras. Ethnomusicology, 39(3), pp.381-416.
Cohen, S. (1995) Sounding out the City: Music and the Sensuous Production of Place. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 20(4), pp.434-446.
Diamond, B. (2002) Native American contemporary music: The women. The World Of Music, 44(1).
Dugaw, D. (1987) The Popular Marketing of "Old Ballads": The Ballad Revival and Eighteenth-Century Antiquarianism Reconsidered. Eighteenth-Century Studies, 21(1), pp.71-90.
Evans, D. (1974) Techniques of Blues Composition among Black Folksingers. The Journal of American Folklore, 87(345), pp.240-249.
Fairbairn, H. (1994) Changing Contexts for Traditional Dance Music in Ireland: The Rise of Group Performance Practice. Folk Music Journal, 6(5), pp.566-599.
Farmelo, A. (2001) Another history of bluegrass: The segregation of popular music in the United States, 1820–1900. Popular Music and Society, 25(1-2) 2001/03/01, pp.179-203.
Kisliuk, M. (1988) "A Special Kind of Courtesy": Action at a Bluegrass Festival Jam Session. TDR (1988-), 32(3), pp.141-155.
Kubik, G. (1998) Analogies and Differences in African-American Musical Cultures across the Hemisphere: Interpretive Models and Research Strategies. Black Music Research Journal, 18(1/2), pp.203-227.
Lott, E. (1992) Love and Theft: The Racial Unconscious of Blackface Minstrelsy. Representations,(39), pp.23-50.
Manuel, P. (2010) Composition, authorship, and ownership in flamenco, past and present. Ethnomusicology, 54(1), pp.106-135. [A&SSL Serial ML3547.E8]
Marion, S. J. (2007) Searching for Rockordion: The Changing Image of the Accordion in America. American Music, 25(2), pp.216-247.
Pettan, S. (2001) Encounter with “The Others” from Within: The Case of Gypsy Musicians in Former Yugoslavia. The World of Music, 43.
Peña, M. (1985) From Ranchero to Jaiton: ethnicity and class in Texas-Mexican music (two styles in the form of a pair). Ethnomusicology, 29(1), pp.29-55.
Samuels, D. (1999) The Whole and the Sum of the Parts, or, How Cookie and the Cupcakes Told the Story of Apache History in San Carlos. The Journal of American Folklore, 112(445), pp.464-474.
Shank, B. (2002) "That Wild Mercury Sound": Bob Dylan and the Illusion of American Culture. Boundary 2, 29(1), pp.97-123.
Stewart, A. (2000) ‘Funky Drummer’: New Orleans, James Brown and the Rhythmic Transformation of American Popular Music. Popular Music, 19(3), pp.293-318.
Williams-Jones, P. (1975) Afro-American Gospel Music: A Crystallization of the Black Aesthetic. Ethnomusicology, 19(3), pp.373-385.
Wilson, O. (1974) The Significance of the Relationship between Afro-American Music and West African Music. The Black Perspective in Music, 2(1), pp.3-22.
Ake, D. (2005) Regendering jazz: Ornette Coleman and the New York jazz scene in the late 1950s. Journal of the Americal Musicological Society, 58(2), pp.488-496.
Ballantine, C. (1991) Concert and dance: the foundations of Black jazz in South Africa between the 20s and the early 40s. Popular Music, 10(2), pp.121-145.
Borgo, D. (2007) Free Jazz in the Classroom: An Ecological Approach to Music Education. Jazz Perspectives, 1(1) 2007/05/01, pp.61-88.
Brown, L. B. (2004) Marsalis and Baraka: an essay in comparative cultural discourse. Popular Music, 23, pp.241-255.
DeVeaux, S. (2001-2) Struggling with jazz. Current Musicology, pp.353–374. [A&SSL Serial ML1.C8]
Elsdon, P. (2008) Style and the Improvised in Keith Jarrett's solo concerts. Jazz Perspectives, 2(1), pp.51-67.
Frith, S. (2007) Is jazz popular music? Jazz Research Journal, 1(1).
Horn, D. (2000) The sound world of Art Tatum. Black Music Research Journal, 20(2), pp.237-257.
Jackson, J. H. (2002) Making jazz French: the reception of jazz music in Paris, 1927–1934. French Historical Studies, 25(1), pp.149-170.
Johnson, B. (1993) Hear me talkin' to ya: problems of jazz discourse. Popular Music, 12(1), pp.1-12.
Monson, I. (1994) Doubleness and jazz improvisation: irony, parody, and ethnomusicology. Critical Inquiry, 20(2).
Parsonage, C. (2002) A critical reassessment of the reception of early jazz in Britain. Popular Music, 22(3), pp.315-336.
Priestley, B. (2008) Charlie Parker and popular music. Annual Review of Jazz Studies.
Raeburn, B. B. (2009) Stars of David and Sons of Sicily: Constellations Beyond the Canon in Early New Orleans Jazz. Jazz Perspectives, 3(2) 2009/08/01, pp.123-152.
Stanbridge, A. (2004) A question of standards: My Funny Valentine and musical intertextuality. Popular Music History, 1(1).
Stras, L. (2007) White face, Black voice: race, gender, and region in the music of the Boswell Sisters. Journal of the Society of American Music, 1, pp.207-255.
Taylor Atkins, E. (1999) Jammin' on the jazz frontier: the Japanese jazz community in interwar Shanghai. Japanese Studies, 19(1).
Tomlinson, G. (1991) Cultural dialogics and jazz: a White historian signifies. Black Music Research Journal, 11(2), pp.229-264.
Tucker, S. (2005) Deconstructing the jazz tradition: the 'subjectless subject' of new jazz studies. Jazz Research Journal, 2.
Wall, T. and Long, P. (2009) Jazz Britannia: mediating the story of British jazz on television. Jazz Research Journal, 3(2).
Walser, R. (1993) Out of Notes: Signification, Interpretation, and the Problem of Miles Davis. The Musical Quarterly, 77(2), pp.343-365.
Whyton, T. (2007) Four for Trane: jazz and the disembodied voice. Jazz Perspectives, 1(2), pp.115-132.
The Inter-Library Loans (ILL) service can be used to obtain Items not held in print in the University's branch libraries or available online. The University of Bristol Library is charged for this by the loaning institution, so if the request is for a book or any printed item other than a journal article or conference paper then please contact your Subject Librarian in the first instance, as they may wish to purchase the item instead.
**Mass Observation Online.**
|Mass Observation Online provides access to thousands of documents generated by the Mass Observation social research organisation from its inception in 1937 to the last submitted diary in 1967 allowing a unique insight into life in Britain spanning four decades. It includes: a complete set of the File Reports 1937-1951 ;access to all of the Day Surveys 1937-1938, Directives 1939-1955 and Diaries 1939-1967 Topic Collections 1937-1965; the 'Worktown Collection'; eighteen contextual essays by leading scholars; 4 essays from the Mass Observation Occasional Papers series; photographs by Humphrey Spender, interactive features, and much valuable supporting material. Documents are available to view online during the trial, but not as pdf downloads.|
|Bach Bibliography||The largest resource of its kind, with over 16,000 records of bibliographical references relating to Bach's life and works.|
|Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology||Intended as a replacement for the Dictionary of Hymnology produced by John Julian in 1892, with a supplement in 1907. The Dictionary is a reference resource for scholars of global hymnody, with information on the hymns of many countries and languages, and a strong emphasis on the historical as well as the contemporary.|
|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. CHARM's aim is to promote the musicological study of recordings, drawing on a wide range of approaches ranging from computational analysis to business history. 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.|
|Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology||DDM-Online is 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.|
|JSTOR||A digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. Content in JSTOR spans many disciplines, primarily in the humanities and social sciences.|
|NMA Online (Digital Mozart Edition)||NMA Online, Neue Mozart - Ausgabe (Digital Mozart Edition), was set up by the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum in cooperation with the Packard Humanities Institute to make Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's musical compositions widely and conveniently accessible to the public, for personal study and for educational and classroom use. Wholesale downloading or reuse of the contents of this website is prohibited under all circumstances, whether commercial or otherwise. The website can be viewed in German or English.|
|Oxford Music Online (incorporating Grove Music)||A gateway to Oxford's music reference resources in one location. The cornerstone of OMO, Grove Music Online, provides access to the full text of the print editions of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd Edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd Edition (2001)), with the added benefit of sophisticated search capabilities, one-click cross-referencing, and an ever increasing network of web-links to musical sites around the world. Also included within our subscription to OMO is The Oxford Companion to Music, and the second revised edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Music.|
|RILM Abstracts of Music Literature||This database is an international bibliography of scholarly writings on music and related disciplines in over 200 languages, including original language titles; title translations in English; full bibliographic information; abstracts in English; and author, journal, and subject indexes. Includes all forms of scholarly works, including coverage of 500 journal titles since 1969.|
|RISM Online: Music Manuscripts after 1600||The International Inventory of Musical Sources (RISM) aims to comprehensively document the world's musical sources of manuscripts or printed music, works on music theory and libretti stored in libraries, archives, monasteries, schools and private collections. Among the different series of RISM only series A/II: "Music manuscripts after 1600" is available online. It includes more than 500,000 records of works by over 18,000 composers. The manuscripts are found in over 680 libraries and archives in 31 countries.|
|Web of Science - Core Collection||
The databases available within the Web of Science - Core Collection are:
Entries prior to 1981 do not include abstracts.
|Box of Broadcasts (BoB) National||
Enables staff and students to record and watch whole broadcasts, create clips from new and archived TV and radio broadcasts, and embed them into Blackboard and presentations. There are over a million TV and radio programmes from more than 60 channels, including 10 foreign language channels.
BOB is made available only to users of UK HE/FE educational institutions (that are members of the BUFVC and holders of a valid ERA+ Licence) for their personal study, teaching and research. It is each user’s responsibility to ensure that the materials made available are used strictly within the terms and conditions of the licence.
|British Periodicals||This database provides access to the searchable full-text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.|
|COPAC||Provides access to the merged online catalogues of many major university, specialist, and national libraries in the UK and Ireland, including the British Library. Members of the University can login to Copac with their username & password for a range of additional facilities.|
|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.|
|EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service)||
The UK’s national thesis service. EThOS aims to provide an aggregated record of all doctoral theses awarded by UK Higher Education institutions and free access to the full text of as many theses as possible for use by all researchers to further their own research. The year range of the included theses depends on the participating institutions. The database is updated at least weekly with new records from UK Higher Education Institutions and theses harvested from UK HEI Repositories. Theses are also digitised when ordered by users and these are loaded on a daily basis.
Please note: UK theses not available on EThOS can be requested via the Inter-Library Loan service
|International Medieval Bibliography||Provides a comprehensive, current bibliography of articles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) worldwide since 1967. The IMB includes the Bibliographie de Civilisation Médiévale, covering more than 40,000 monographs, initially focused on the Central Middle Ages with a gradual expansion to the Early and Late Middle Ages.|
|ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland||Also known as Index to Theses, this database offers the most comprehensive available listing of doctoral theses, with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716. Bibliographic listings for content for 1950-1986. Abstracts for content since 1986 with some additional 15,000 citations added annually.|
|Zetoc (Electronic Table of Contents)||Provides access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents (ETOC). The database covers all subjects and contains details of approximately 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings published per year. The database includes almost 15 million references to articles from 1993 to date and is updated daily. Some records include abstracts, when present these are found on the 'Full record' page. Document delivery is offered as well but this is at your cost. An email alerting service is available that aims to help you keep up-to-date with relevant new articles and papers.|
A selection of gateways, giving access to a variety of music Internet resources:
Listed below are organisations which have useful information available online:
The following quick reference tools can be found in the Arts & Social Sciences Library:
|Item||Location/ reference number|
|New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians 2nd ed.||ML100 NEW|
|Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart||ML100 MUS|
|Dictionaries of music (general)||ML100|
|New Grove Dictionary of Opera||ML102.06 NEW|
|Dictionaries and Guides to Opera||ML102|
|Bibliographies and Thematic Catalogues||ML113|
Literature references are often written with abbreviated terms. Probably the most troublesome are abbreviated journal titles which can make finding a journal difficult.
To help in your search for journal abbreviations you may find the following information sources useful:
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Books on study skills in general are available at classmark LB1049, and on research skills at LB 2369, all in the Arts and Social Sciences Library.
EndNote is the University of Bristol's recommended bibliographical management software, which can be used to collect, store, organise and manage references, and to output them as reference lists or bibliographies. A particularly useful function is 'Cite While You Write', enabling you to format Word documents, producing bibliographies and adding references within the text.
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