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Music: Subject Resources

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Oxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online is a gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location, specifically:

  • Grove Music Online
  • The Oxford Companion to Music (2002)
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition (revised 2006)
  • Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th edition (2006)

Subject Resources

The Library Catalogue has a full list of music-related resources. Below are a selection that may be particularly useful for your academic studies.

Please note - when accessing them off-campus you may be asked for your username and password. 

Useful websites

These websites are freely available on the internet.

Past Exam Papers

Past exam papers are accessible through the Hydra digital repository.  To get access you need to log into the repository.  Two options are available:

  • Go to, click on Sign in in the top bar and enter your campus username and login. There is a link to Examination papers under 'Collections'. 

Finding People

Consulting detective with pipe and magnifying glass

Looking for biographical data?  Rather than trusting to Google or Wikipedia, try the resources below for accurate, bias free information.

 Is the person you are looking for alive or dead?   Try Who's Who and Film Index International for current lives. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, American National Biography and Who Was Who for past lives.

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