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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
From the WorldCat menu, select from these full-text databases:

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

MPD - Music Periodicals Database (formerly IIMP, International Index to Music Periodicals)

NAfME Publications

General Music Today 
Music Educators Journal
Journal of Music Teacher Education 
Journal of Research in Music Education
UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education

Oxford Music Online

Grove Music Online - Full-text of the entire 29-volume encyclopedia; includes Grove Opera and Jazz, and partial records to Grove Dictionary of American Music and to Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (hard copies are also available in the Ruppel Library).
Oxford Companion to Music
Oxford Dictionary of Music

VanderCook 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

Naxos Music Library (classical) - NOTE: use this NAXOS link for remote access
Naxos Music Library (jazz) - NOTE: use this NAXOS jazz link for remote access

Streaming Video

American History in Video -
Art and Architecture in Video -
Classical Music in Video -
Dance in Video -
Education in Video -
Opera in Video -

Music Scores

Chopin Early Editions
Ignaz Pleyel Early Editions
IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library - free public domain sheet music

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Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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