Art and music eresources


Art and Music eResources

Discover art and artists, read music articles and listen to your favourite tracks


Oxford Grove Music Online

Oxford Grove Music Online Grove Music Online is the world’s premier online music encyclopaedia, offering comprehensive coverage of music, musicians, music-making, and music scholarship. With a clear and engaging writing style, Grove Music Online is a great starting point for scholarly research and amateur music-lovers alike.

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Oxford Reference

Oxford Reference contains a number of art related titles such as: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists and A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art. 

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) contains biographies of British artists and designers, for example those from the Pre-Raphaelite period such as John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

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Freegal Music

Freegal Music is a free music service from Glasgow Libraries. All you need is your library card number and PIN. Freegal offers access to over 11 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalogue of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000+ labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

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Proquest provides free eaccess to Current music journals and magazines.