Berklee provides a wealth of databases for research in music history. Below is a sampling of our larger list of music history databases. For basic information, we recommend two encyclopedias: Grove Music for general music history and the Garland Encyclopedia for folk, regional, or ethnic music. If you're looking for articles, we recommend RILM, Music Periodicals, and JSTOR. To dig a little deeper, check out the Cambridge Companion collection, which include topics from Opera to Video Game Music.
Here is a list of some of the major journal related to music history research. If you need to find a specific journal not listed here, use our Publication Finder to see if we offer access.