Electronic Text Resources

E-Books, E-Journals & Reference Material

Database Access Type Description
IPA Source Onsite Reference IPA Source was developed to benefit singers, teachers, and all those interested in the correct and knowledgeable performance of vocal literature. What started in 2003 as a support site for students in a university diction class has grown into the largest collection of literal translations and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions on the web. The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer may imbue each syllable with
Cambridge Companions Online Onsite and Offsite E-Books Cambridge Companions to Music provide clear and accessible information on composers, instruments or musical topics, written with the student, the performer and the music lover in mind. Each volume provides a carefully structured series of specially-commissioned essays by leading authorities offering comprehensive coverage and indispensable reference material as well as absorbing reading matter.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online Onsite and Offsite Reference This resource contains a wealth of reliable information on most topics you can think of.
Grove Music Online Onsite and Offsite Reference


Grove Music Online is an integrated music resource, including the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (2nd ed.; 29 vols; London, 2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, edited by Stanley Sadie (4 vols; London, 1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, edited by Barry Kernfeld (2nd ed.; 3 vols; London, 2002). The database is updated annually. Students may find the bibliographies after each article as useful as the articles themselves. Searchable through the Library Catalogue.
Journal A-Z Onsite and Offsite Journals The Library subscribe to many online journals that are course research related.
JSTOR Onsite and Offsite Journals JSTOR provides access to a select group of music journals, enabling text-searching and retrieval of high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available. To see a list of the music journals that are included in JSTOR, select Browse and Music. Searchable through the Library Catalogue.
Music Week Onsite and Offsite Weekly Online Magazine and website A valued source of online news, data, analysis and opinion throughout the music business industry
MyiLibrary Onsite and Offsite E-Books A growing collection of core texts in all subject areas. All individual titles are listed on the Library catalogue or can be browsed directly on the MyiLibrary platform. For more information on how to use E-Books click here.
Rock's Backpages Onsite and Offsite Rock Articles Full text archive of reviews, interviews and features on artists from a range of music publications including NME, Rolling Stone, Q and Kerrang. There are over 10,000 articles in the archive ranging from the late 1950s to the present. Search for articles by artist, writer, subject or media

E-Resources password help

Most Library eResources use your Conservatoire username and password but there are some exceptions. To find the password for a particular E-Resource, make sure you are logged into Space and go to the relevant E-Resource page.

When accessing E-Resources off-campus, some may require you to click on a specific link. Look for:

► Sign in via your institution

► Sign in via your library

► Sign in via Shibboleth

Once you have found the correct login box, you may need to select UK Access Management Federation and then select Leeds Collect of Music from the list of institutions, before entering your Conservatoire username and password.

Please note that some E-Resources are not available off-campus.

For more information about E-Resources, see our E-Resources page.

Need more help?

If you require more help with E-Resources please email Phil Bailey here on p.bailey@lcm.ac.uk. If you are having problems please remember to include details of the resource you are trying to access, the route you have taken and any error message you have received.

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