African American Music Reference
Arts and Humanities Citation Index
Classical Music Reference Library
Dissertations Abstracts
FirstSearch Databases (Complete List)
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
Grove Dictionary of Music Online
International Index to Music Periodicals Full-Text
Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
Saskia Art Images Collection
VCM Masters Projects Index (detailed index on Library Thing)
VCM Masters Project Online Collection (PDF's from 1993 - 2012)
Digital Dissertations at VCM (full text, searchable through library catalog)

E-Books and E-Journals

Bandworld Magazine
Converge: Education, Technology, Fast Forward
General Music Today (a NAfME publication)
Google Scholar
International Journal of Community Music 
Journal of Music History Pedagogy
Journal of Music Teacher Education (a NAfME publication)
Journal of Research in Music Education (a NAfME publication)
Music Educators Journal (a NAfME publication)
NetLibrary (Electronic Books)
Psychology of Music (access to 1-1973 through current issue)
Research and Issues in Music Education (RIME) 
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education (a NAfME publication)

Scores and E-Scores

J.S. Bach Gesellschaft (complete works) download page
Chopin Early Editions (downloads)
Ignaz Pleyel Early Editions (downloads)
IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library - free public domain sheet music 
Classical Scores Library
Sheet Music Collections (Duke Univ. resource list)

Streaming Audio Subscriptions

African American Song 
American SongClassical Music Library
Naxos Music Library
Naxos Music Library Jazz 
Smithsonian Global Sound

Streaming Video Subscriptions

American History in Video -
Art and Architecture in Video -

Classical Music in Video -
Dance in Video -
Education in Video -

Opera in Video -


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Accessing Electronic Resources at Ruppel Library

All of Ruppel Library's electronic databases can be accessed onsite at VanderCook College of Music, both in Ruppel Library or the Computer Lab. In addition, wireless access is provided for students with laptops equipped with wireless ethernet cards.

Off-campus access to Ruppel Library's electronic databases is available to current VanderCook faculty, staff and students. Contact the librarian for more information.

Accessing Electronic Resources at IIT's Galvin Library

Current VanderCook students can access Illinois Institute of Technology's electronic resources by visiting the Galvin Library in person.  Online access is not supported.















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