Research resources

Library resources

Worldcat: lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.  You can search for popular books, music CDs and videos… You can also discover many new kinds of digital content, such as downloadable audiobooks. You may also find article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren’t available to the public… resources are available in many languages.

EBSCOhost: large scale database search engine; conglomeration of databases for a variety of sources.

JSTOR: JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that includes full-text content of more than 1,300 academic journals, as well as thousands of primary sources.

Periodicals Archive Online: Periodicals Archive Online is an archive of hundreds of digitised journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences. It provides researchers with access to more than 200 years of scholarship, spread across a wide variety of subject areas, direct from their computer.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Project Muse: Project MUSE is a provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community.  MUSE offers complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world’s university presses and scholarly societies, with over 120 publishers currently participating. UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE, launched in January 2012, offer top quality book-length scholarship, fully integrated with MUSE’s scholarly journal content.

Groove Music Online/Oxford Music Online: Grove Music Online…, a  compendium of music scholarship offering the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), as well as numerous subsequent updates and emendations. Including more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world…

Music Catalog – Library of Congress (1960-present) provides access to over 445,850 annotated bibliographic records created or edited by the Library of Congress for printed and manuscript music and for music and non-music sound recordings in all languages, plus the fully cataloged contributions of other libraries selected by the Library of Congress and the Music Library Association. This unique resource is essential for researching significant and rare recordings, from historic, out-of-print analog to currently available digital recordings.

LexisNexis: Resource enabling searches of contemporary newspapers in a variety of languages.

Proquest Digital Dissertations: This database is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1861 to the present day.

Proquest Historical Newspapers: Provides access to a variety of historical newspapers from a select few countries.

Internet resources


AMG (All Music Guide): With allmusic…, look up an out-of-print recording, to get our take on a new release, or simply to explore the world of music and see where it may lead.

MCN (MuziekCentrum Nederland)


Creative Commons


Red Hot Jazz – A History of Jazz before 1930

Jazz on Film

Jazz on Film (Mark Cantor’s site)


IMDB (Internet Movie Database)

KCM student links

Scriptie (Thesis) Requirements

Stage (Internship)

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