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To access databases from off campus, please ask at the Library's Circulation Desk or call (617) 912-9131 for a username and password.

Full Text Periodical Databases

Directory of Open Access Journals
This directory covers free, full-text scholarly journals, including performing arts, music and visual arts journals. 
Website: http://www.doaj.org

Info-trac/Gale (some full-text)
A gateway to several academic abstracts and full-text databases, including the following:

  • Fine Arts and Music Collection
  • General Reference Center Gold
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism--Select
  • Health Reference Center Academic
  • Massachusetts History Online
  • The New York Times
  • Literature Resource Center - LRC
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center

On-Campus: http://galesites.com/menu/mlin_b_bocons
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login

JSTOR – Arts & Sciences III Collection:
Contains nearly complete back runs of hundreds of journals dedicated to scholarly research in many fields, including music and the performing arts.  See the browse section for a list of titles.
On-Campus: http://www.jstor.org
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login

SAGE Journals Online
Contains Music Educators Journal, General Music Today, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Journal of Research in Music Education, and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education.
On and Off Campus: http://online.sagepub.com/ (Please ask for the username and password at the Library's Circulation Desk.)

The Boston Globe
Full-text articles from 1980 to the present.
On-Campus: http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=Proquest_Globe&locid=mlin_b_bocons
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login

Periodical Indexes

ERIC (Education Resources and Information Center)
Index of thousands of articles in the field of education, many of which are in full-text.
Website: http://eric.ed.gov/ 

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text
Indexes over 60,000 journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts.  Includes more than 170 full-text journals and over 360 full-text books and monographs.  Subject areas include Ballet, Cinema, Comedy, Dance, Drama, Film, Mime, Opera, Puppetry, and Theatre.
On-Campus: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ibh
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login

Music Index
This database is a subject-author guide to periodical literature from over 725 international music periodicals. Covering all styles and genres of music, The Music Index cites book reviews, obituaries, new periodicals, and news and articles about music, musicians and the music industry.
On-Campus: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=mah 
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login

RILM (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale)
Abstracts of Music Literature. From the website: “RILM covers music scholarship from Mozart to Motown, from liturgy to music therapy, from elementary music education to advanced music theory. All scholarly works are included (articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, films and videos, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, reviews, etc.).”
On-Campus: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rih
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login

RIPM (Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals)
RIPM indexes the contents of over 140 music periodicals from twenty countries from the years 1800 to 1950.  It is an essential chronological complement to RILM (1967-) and the Music Index (1949-).
On-Campus: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rph
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login

RISM Series A/II: Music Manuscripts after 1600
From the website: "RISM - Series A/II: Music Manuscripts after 1600 is the most comprehensive annotated index and guide to music manuscripts containing more than 657,000 manuscript records by over 22,500 composers found in over 800 libraries and archives in 32 countries"
On-Campus: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rsm
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login

Online References

African American Music Reference
This database provides coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, gospel and other forms of black American musical expression.
On-Campus: http://aamr.alexanderstreet.com
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login

Classical Music Reference Library
This database contains details from essential reference materials, spanning the entire history of Western classical music.  For a complete list of reference materials offered, click the "Browse" tab.
On-Campus: http://bakr.alexanderstreet.com
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login

Encyclopaedia Britannica
Articles and interactive research tools covering all subject areas.
On-Campus: http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=eb_library&locid=mlin_b_bocons
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login

Gale Biography In Context
From the website: "Gale Biography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text."
On-Campus: http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=BIC1&locid=mlin_b_bocons
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login (Click "Infotrac")

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
This online resource is devoted to music research of all the world's peoples.
On-Campus: http://glnd.alexanderstreet.com
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login

IPA Source
An online collection of IPA transcriptions and literal translations of opera aria, art song, and Latin liturgical texts.
On-Campus: www.ipasource.com
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login

Music In Print Online
On-Campus: http://www.emusicinprint.com
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login

New Grove Music, New Grove Opera, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, The Oxford Companion to Music
From the website: “an integrated music resource on the web, including the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (second edition; 29 volumes), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (4 volumes) and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (second edition; 3 volumes). Full-text search with advanced capabilities. Over 3000 links to related sites, including sound archives and illustrations.” 
On-Campus: http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login

Streaming Audio/Video & Scores

Classical Scores Library
A collection of over 800 scores including works spanning time periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century.
On-Campus: http://shmu.alexanderstreet.com 
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login

Boosey & Hawkes Online Scores
Full scores from the Boosey & Hawkes catalog available for viewing (not printing).
On and Off Campus: http://www.boosey.com/onlinescores (Please ask for the username and password at the Library's Circulation Desk, or create your own account for free.)

Dance in Video
Nearly five hundred hours of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.
On-Campus: http://daiv.alexanderstreet.com/
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login

Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM)
Streaming audio database of over 1,200 CDs specializing in music by American composers and artists. Includes liner notes and essays from New World, CRI, and other labels. Features folk, jazz, opera, contemporary, electronic music and more.
On-Campus: http://www.dramonline.org
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login

Medici.tv
Over 1,000 HD videos of concerts, operas, ballets, archival performances, documentaries, master classes, and more.
On-campus: http://www.medici.tv
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login (Please note: if you try to access Medici.tv off campus, and it seems you are not logged in and cannot view full videos, empty your browser cache and try again.)

Met Opera On Demand
Hundreds of video performances of The Metropolitan Opera, many of which are in HD.
On-Campus: http://metoperafamily.org/ondemand/index.aspx
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login 

Naxos Music Library
Comprehensive recording databases with access to nearly a million tracks of Classical, World, and Folk streaming audio. Includes opera libretti, synopses, pronunciation guides, biographies and more.
On-Campus: http://bostonconservatory.naxosmusiclibrary.com
Off-Campus: http://borodin.bostonconservatory.edu:2048/login
For instructions on setting up the Naxos iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch app, please view the following tutorial: iPhone App Tutorial - Naxos Music Library.  Same instructions apply to new Android app, which can be downloaded from the Android Market or the Amazon App Store.

Career Resources

Answers4Dancers.com
Job listings and resources for dancers.
On and Off Campus: http://www.answers4dancers.com (Please ask for the username and password at the Library's Circulation Desk.)

Artsearch
Job listings in all aspects of the arts.
On and Off Campus: http://www.tcg.org/artsearch/index.cfm (Please ask for the username and password at the Library's Circulation Desk.)

Backstage.com
Auditions, casting calls, articles, and more.
On and Off Campus: http://www.backstage.com (Please ask for the username and password at the Library's Circulation Desk.)

NEC Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection
Listings of auditions, teaching positions, administrative positions, competitions, grants, scholarships, and festivals.
On and Off Campus: https://www.myinterfase.com/nec/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fnec%2fstudent (For the username and password, please contact the Conservatory Gig Office at gigs@bostonconservatory.edu or (617) 912-9123.)

Other Resources

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Website: http://worldcat.org

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