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Music and Performing Arts Collection


  • Classical music and opera
  • Dance
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Film
  • Folk music
  • Instruments
  • Jazz and blues
  • Mime
  • Music business
  • Music education
  • Music therapy
  • Opera
  • Puppetry
  • Radio
  • Rock, soul and hip-hop
  • Sound recording
  • Storytelling
  • Television
  • Theater
  • Video

The Music and Performing Arts Collection provides a cost-effective and efficient way for libraries to gain access to specialist databases for scholars and students researching music and the performing arts. Covering disciplines as wide-ranging as Dance, Ballet, Circus Performance, Popular Music, Puppetry, Radio, Stagecraft, Theatre, Classical Music and Opera, the Music and Performing Arts Collection provides a comprehensive range of research material.

The products and collections listed below make up the Music & Performing Arts Collection.  Links are provided to the guides for the specific products for detailed information on searching those products.

The Music Periodicals Database – formerly International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP+IIMP Full Text) – supports music scholarship, theory, and practice with access to over 400 full-text titles and citations sourced from more than 900 music periodicals.

Performing Arts Periodicals Database – formerly International Index to Performing Arts (IIPA + IIPA Full Text) – indexes around 640 scholarly and trade journals, magazines, books, and newspapers covering theater, dance, film, television, stagecraft, broadcast arts, storytelling and more; drawing from both current files and selected back files to 1864. Almost 300 publications are included in full text.