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Music History: Databases and Major Journals

A research and resource guide for exploring topics related to music history, including the Western Classical tradition, jazz and popular music.

Research Guide

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.