Art & Music

Databases for articles on Art, Art History, or Music

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Academic Search Premier  avl_logo

Academic Search Premier has information in nearly every area of academic study and includes full-text for more than 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.

Expanded Academic ASAP avl_logo (Coverage: 1980-present)

Expanded Academic ASAP provides access to scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers -many with full text and images. It includes information about the arts and humanities, social sciences, science and technology.

Fine Arts and Music Collection

“The Fine Arts & Music Collection places 10.4 million articles at the fingertips of serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. More than 250 journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) index are available in full text” Information retrieved from Gale website.


The JSTOR archive holds the complete digitized back runs of core scholarly journals, starting with the very first issues, some dating as far back as the 1600s. Faulkner University users have access to both the Arts & Sciences III and Arts & Sciences IV Collections.

National Jukebox from the Library of Congress

This music listening collection is still in its early stages but promises to be a vast archive of American musical experience. Maintained by the Library of Congress, it is freely available on the web.

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library is an online classical music library. It offers streaming access to more than 43,650 CDs. The library also offers the catalogs of more than 50 classical, jazz and world music labels. Other resources offered by NML include synopses of over 700 operas, a pronunciation guide for composer and artist names and a glossary of musical terms. A comprehensive online encyclopedia of classical music is in development.

Oxford Reference Online Premium avl_logo

Oxford Reference Online offers over 175 fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.