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VanderCook College of Music

Library & Archives

Welcome to the Ruppel Library

Library Catalogs

Ruppel Library catalog – basic search
Ruppel Library catalog – advanced search
Chicago Public Library catalog – basic search
Galvin Library at the Illinois Institute of Technology
WorldCat – OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide (Click here to learn more about WorldCat searches)

Journals and Databases

MPD – Music Periodicals Database – provides citations and full-text articles from hundreds of music periodicals worldwide
WorldCat WorldCat provides access to a number of databases, including the following:

  • ArticleFirst (OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals)
  • ECO (An OCLC collection of scholarly journals)
  • ERIC  (Journal articles and reports in education)

Click here to learn about WorldCat searches

NAfME Publications

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) publishes the following journals which may be accessed via MPD or directly with the following links:

Oxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online provides access to a number of highly-regarded music reference sources including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music.

VanderCook and Other Resources

VCM Articles & Dissertations (full text, searchable through library catalog – must be logged into VCM email)

VCM Masters Project Online Collection (PDF’s from 1993 – present)

VCM Concert & Recital Programs (PDF’s from 1948 – present)

VCM Course Syllabi (PDF’s from 2000 – present)

Streaming Audio

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The mission of VanderCook College of Music is to enrich the lives of present and future generations by developing uniquely skilled music teachers who exhibit strong character, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence.

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