Online Resources

  • ALEXANDER STREET - Classical Scores Library

    Music online: Classical Scores Library is the largest, most comprehensive collection of in-copyright scores available to libraries online.

    This multi-volume contains over 51,000 titles and 1.3 million printable pages of the most important scores in classical music, ranging from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. More than 4,600 composers are included, from traditionally studied composers such as Mozart and Tchaikovsky to contemporary artists including Kaija Saariaho, Peter Maxwell Davies, and John Tavener.

    This comprehensive resource, with full scores, part scores, manuscripts, piano scores, and more, all available on an interactive platform. Users can access scores, zoom in to examine specific notations and tempo markings, and print scores for class or personal study.

    You can access the collection without logging in on the devices connected to UMFC network. If you study or work at UMFC, you can obtain login details by sending an email to wypozyczalnia@chopin.edu.pl. They will allow you to access the resources also from outside of the university network.

  • ALEXANDER STREET – Dance Online

    Dance Studies Collection presents the historical context of 20th and 21st century dance through 150,000 pages of exclusive periodicals, reference materials, books, dance notation, and photographs that dissolve the distance between archive and scholar and draw dance students into the library.

    This collection includes exclusive access to the complete run of Dance Magazine (1927–present) in full text.

    For more information go to https://proquest.libguides.com/dncr website which provides an English introduction to using the resources.

    Dance in Video addresses this key need for today’s dance students by providing 900 hours of video content covering the full scope of 20th and 21st century dance. The collection includes performances, documentaries, interviews, and instructional videos from the most influential performers and companies. The diverse content supports a wide range of courses, from dance history and dance appreciation to choreography, dance composition, and improvisation.

    You can access both collections without logging in on the devices connected to UMFC network. If you study or work at UMFC, you can obtain login details by sending an email to wypozyczalnia@chopin.edu.pl. They will allow you to access the resources also from outside of the university network.

  • GROVE MUSIC ONLINE

    Grove Music Online is the world’s premier online music encyclopedia, offering comprehensive coverage of music, musicians, music-making, and music scholarship.

    You can access the collection without logging in on the devices connected to UMFC network. If you study or work at UMFC, you can obtain login details by sending an email to wypozyczalnia@chopin.edu.pl. They will allow you to access the resources also from outside of the university network.

    While Grove Music Online was first launched in 2001, it originated as a print dictionary that has been in continuous publication since 1879. The online edition includes updated versions of previous Grove publications as well as hundreds of articles commissioned specifically for the online edition. Titles include:

    • The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (29 volumes, 2001)
    • The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (3 volumes, 2002)
    • The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (4 volumes, 1992)
    • The Norton Grove Dictionary of Women Composers (1 volume, 1994)
    • The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition (8 volumes, 2013; in process)
    • The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd edition (5 volumes, 2014; in process)

    Grove Music Online is being regularly updated and expanded with new articles.

  • IBUK Libra

    IBUK Libra is a platform providing a collection of about 30 thousand e-books

    You can access the collection without logging in on the devices connected to UMFC network or – after receiving your personal PIN code – from any place outside of the university network. To obtain login details, please send an email to wypozyczalnia@chopin.edu.pl.

    Access to the IBUK Libra resource provided by UMFC Library includes over 80 books about music, aesthetics and music pedagogy. You can also access 184 free publications offered by the platform.

  • JSTOR – the Collection of MUSIC Content

     

    The collection of music content on JSTOR includes more than 70 journals and 50 academic ebooks from around the world, mostly in English language. It covers many interdisciplinary subjects, overlapping with areas such as African-american studies, education, and the performing arts.

    Music content on JSTOR is strong in musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and music education. Key titles include Musical Times, Music Educators, Music & Letters, and Popular Music, among many others from leading publishers (American Musicological Society, Music Library Association, and the Society for Music Theory). More titles included in JSTOR music content can be found on the website http://about.jstor.org/content/music#tab-title-list. Unfortunately, the platform do not offer access to the current issues but the available range of periodicals of the journals is listed next to each title.

    You can access the collection without logging in on the devices connected to UMFC network. If you study or work at UMFC, you can obtain login details by sending an email to wypozyczalnia@chopin.edu.pl. They will allow you to access the resources also from outside of the university network.

  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text

    RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text is a comprehensive bibliography of writings about music, featuring bibliographic citations, abstracts, and indexing. It covers publications in all document types from around the world on traditional music, popular music, jazz, classical music, and related subjects. The platform expands and enhances the unrivaled global bibliography of writings on music with content from nearly 250 key periodicals published from the early 20th century to the present. Full list of the journals available in RILM can be found on the website https://www.rilm.org/abstracts/scope/fulltext-titles/.

    You can access the collection without logging in on the devices connected to UMFC network. If you study or work at UMFC, you can obtain login details by sending an email to wypozyczalnia@chopin.edu.pl. They will allow you to access the resources also from outside of the university network.

  • NAXOS Music Library

     

    Naxos Music Library is an online collection of classical music and streams music from the complete recordings of Naxos, Marco Polo, and Dacapo as well as selected recordings from many other labels.  Types of music available include classical, jazz, folk, and world.  The service offers streaming access to more than 135,000 recordings, totaling over 2 million tracks, and new recordings are added monthly.

    You can access the collection without logging in on the devices connected to UMFC network. If you study or work at UMFC, you can obtain login details by sending an email to wypozyczalnia@chopin.edu.pl. They will allow you to access the resources also from outside of the university network (at the website https://www.nml3.naxosmusiclibrary.com/login ).

    At present, UMFC has 10 licenses for simultaneous access to the Naxos Music Library. Therefore, please always remember to log out after finishing your listening session by clicking “Log-Out” button in the top-right corner of the screen. This way the website becomes available for another user.

  • UPRIGHT MUSIC

    UPRIGHT MUSIC sound library provides wide range of music recordings, useful especially while working on sound illustration. You can view and browse the library using key words, historical periods, musical genres, instruments, geographical regions etc.

    Access to the library is free for people studying and working at UMFC only for educational purposes. If you want to use the recordings for other purposes, you need to buy a license.

    You can listen to the recordings without logging in but if you want to download a sound file, you need to log in. You can obtain login details by sending an email to fonoteka@chopin.edu.pl.

  • Wychowanie Muzyczne – journal

    „Wychowanie Muzyczne” journal discusses problems of musical culture and education. It contains journalism, didactic and methodical articles, essays, academic writings, interviews, polemics as well as books and multimedia reviews. Significant element of each issue is a supplement containing sheet music for music amateurs.

    The journal is available only in Polish language.

    Online access to the issues published after 2003 is provided without logging in on the devices connected to UMFC network. If you study or work at UMFC, you can obtain login details by sending an email to wypozyczalnia@chopin.edu.pl. They will allow you to access the resources also from outside of the university network.

    You can view the database containing all the journal articles published since 1957 at: (http://www.wychmuz.pl/bibliografia/index.php). All the musical materials are available at (http://www.wychmuz.pl/nuty/).

  • Online access to the subscribed foreign journals

    Online access to all the subscribed foreign journals is provided without logging in on the devices connected to UMFC network. If you study or work at UMFC, you can obtain login details by sending an email to wypozyczalnia@chopin.edu.pl. They will allow you to access the resources also from outside of the university network.

    MEDICAL PROBLEMS OF PERFORMING ARTISTS (years: 1986-2021)

    19th CENTURY MUSIC (years: 2001–2021)*

    COMPUTER MUSIC JOURNAL (years: 1999–2020)*

    TEMPO (years: 2003–2021)*

    MUSIC ANALYSIS (years: 1999–2021)*

    EARLY MUSIC (years: 1996–2021)*

     

    * Older issues of the journal are available at JSTOR platform.

     

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