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Music Research from Home using NYPL resources: General Interest Databases

A guide for doing research in music while the NYPL branches are closed.

General Databases with Significant Music Related Content

Databases Available without a Library card

British History Online - a digital collection of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, with a special focus on the period 1300-1800. From 30 March, all transcribed content on BHO will be freely available to individual users, and will remain so until 31 July 2020. This link is to the blogpost that describes it in detail. The link to the database is within it.




One side of Music & Recorded Sound bookmark with an illustration of a violinist playing