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Music: Journals & Databases



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The following databases are just a small number of available databases.


  • Music Periodicals 
    (offers access to over 600 international music periodicals, of which 140 are full text)
  • Irish Traditional Music Archive
    (contains audio and video material, books and serials with a photographic collection relating to Irish traditional music) 
  • Oxford Music Online 
    (includes Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music and Encyclopedia of Popular Music)


  • SMI Music Theses Register 
    (fully searchable register of Irish postgraduate theses and dissertations in musicology at PhD, MLitt and MA levels)

A full list of relevant databases for your subject area is available by clicking here.

What is?

A journal is an academic publication that is published regularly, which contains research by academics and researchers.

A database is an online collection of information such as journal articles, reports, case studies, ebooks and images which you can use in your studies. Some databases deal with one format (e.g. journal articles) or one subject while others deal with several subjects (known as multidisciplinary) and contain several formats.

An evaluation of professional or academic work by other experts working in the same field.

Open access is a publishing model for scholarly communication that makes research information available to readers at no cost, as opposed to the traditional subscription model in which readers have access to scholarly information by paying a subscription (usually via libraries).


MIRR is the college's Institutional Repository and is an example of what is available on open access. The repository contains research conducted by MIC lecturers and researchers.

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