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Music : Databases

Library Resources in Music.



The following icons are used in the databases lists:

Limited simultaneous users. Limited simultaneous users.
Separate password required Password required.
Contains open access content.Open access content.
Contains multimedia content such as music or video.Contains multimedia content such as music or video.

Contains statistical data. Contains statistics / data.

Library of Congress Sub-Divisions for Music

The Library of Congress uses chronological subdivisions to analyze many topics. 

  • "Different types of music have their own sets of subdivisions.
  • "Chamber music starts with one nine-hundred-year span, --500-1400, then moves on with centuries, from  --15th century through --21 century.
  • "Jazz, on the other hand, uses divisions by decade, starting with --1910-1920 and ending, for now, at --2001-2010. Do not assume, having seen these jazz subdivisions, that decade breakdowns apply elsewhere.
  • "Many topics have one-hundred-year breakdowns and nothing shorter. These, by the way, are presented as digits. It's --18th century and not eighteenth century."


From the book  Magic search: getting the best results from your catalog and beyond/Kornegay, R.S. (2009). Chicago: American Library Association.

Available in the Reference Area of the Fordham Westchester Library, call number REF Z695.Z8 L523 2009.


Open Access Music Database

Fordham Library Catalog

Search catalog for books, ebooks, periodicals, government documents, videos, maps etc. held by Fordham at all campuses.

Finding Full Text Articles From Individual Journals

  • Go to the Fordham Library Catalog and type the name of the journal or magazine in the "Periodical title" search bar.
  • Print journals and periodicals in the stacks at the Walsh and Quinn Libraries have call numbers. Select full text as a limiter when database searching.


Need Materials from Outside Fordham?

Cannot find items you need for your research?

  • Materials not owned by Fordham can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Consortia privileges provide you with additional access to other research collections* beyond Fordham’s holdings.

    *Check with the library you intend to visit to be sure that in-person access is available at this time. 

Document Delivery

Document Delivery Service

The Document Delivery Service allows Fordham University faculty and graduate students to obtain email delivery of journal articles not available electronically through the Fordham databases but which are available in print in the library.

This service was established to allow faculty, and now students, to request and receive research materials with proper copyright clearance via their Fordham email accounts.

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