Music & Theatre Resources


Credo Reference: An excellent full-text integrated reference database. Contains linked searching to other resources and visual concept mapping. The BEST place to start!

Central Search : A one stop shop for searching almost all library and database content. Uses simple searching and full-text linking to get you to resources faster!

  • Combine terms using AND, OR and NOT EX: "adolescents and music" will return results with both terms, "adolescents or teenagers" will return results with either term, and "ballads not folk songs" will get rid of anything about folk songs.
  • Clickable boxes for peer-reviewed and full-text content
  • Easily save, print, or email marked records and create citations for your bibliography.
  • Narrow your search with clickable icons, or choose a specific subject area
  • Clickable selectors for peer-reviewed resources and full-text.
  • Use our interlibrary loan form to order articles that are not full-text.

Oxford Music Online: A gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search
multiple music reference resources in one location, including Grove music resources.

Naxos Music Library: A streaming music library with built in player, containing more than 650,000 music tracks.

Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century : An online reference work with in-depth entries for important figures in 20th century music.


Use the AVALON and Mobius catalogs

AVALON catalog includ[ing] CMU, Mo Valley, UCM, and State Fair, among others. Items from AVALON usually arrive in 2-3 days and check out for 1 month.

MOBIUS catalog is state wide; items requested arrive in 5-7 days and check out for 3 weeks. Request items from off-campus using your name and student ID number.


National Association for Music Education

Archives of African American Music and Culture

Internet Broadway Database

Library of Congress Performing Arts Encyclopedia

Sheet Music Consortium