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Music Databases: Getting Started

A guide to music focused databases available to the Yale Community


Welcome to the Music Databases Guide. In this guide, you'll find: 

  • Recommended music focused databases, available to the Yale Community, containing audio, video, scores, articles, and information about music, that you can access 24/7 to aid your research. 
  • Information on accessing these databases from off-campus
  • Where to ask for help.


Don't forget that if you are off-campus you will need to use the Yale VPN to connect to databases. More details here. 

Connected via the VPN but still not able to access database content? Try the following steps:

  • Close out of your current browser sessions and log out of the VPN. 
  • Clear your cache and cookies before restarting the VPN. Click here for a guide on how to do this.
  • Log onto the VPN and open a new browser session.
  • You can test whether VPN has successfully connected you to the Yale network by going to this website.

If this does not work, try a different browser and see if that fixes the issue.

Full list of Music Databases (Quicksearch)

Need help?

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Jonathan Manton
Music Librarian for Digital and Access Services
Gilmore Music Library