The Allen Library houses music and dance materials and supports The Hartt School programs. We are committed to advancing DEI initiatives, in alignment with the University’s statement on diversity, equity and inclusion.
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Find Books, Music, Recordings, and Plays
Library Catalog—Find music, dance, and theatre materials in our Libraries.
WorldCat—Request books, music, and recordings from other libraries.
Google Books and Google Scholar—Info and links to Google research tools.
Internet Archive—Free digital books, recordings, and more. Mostly older editions.
Online Scores—Sites for free digital scores, many available for download.
Subject Guides—Suggested resources for a variety of performing arts topics.
More Research Tools
Find Articles & Dissertations
Music Index—Article citations from over 700 music journals.
Music Periodicals Database—Article citations from over 400 music journals.
RILM—Citations for music/dance books, dissertations, scholarly articles, and more.
Academic Search Premier—Article citations, all disciplines: arts, sciences, etc.
JSTOR—Full-text articles from almost 100 performing arts journals, plus other subjects. Excludes recent years.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses—All disciplines, citations often with full text.
Database Locator—Browse for databases on any subject, e.g. art, health.
Naxos Music Library—Our largest classical music audio database.
Berlin Philharmonic—Concerts, interviews, and more, with HD video. Create a free account on your first visit. Limited to 1 user at a time.
DRAM—Mainly 20th- and 21st-century American music.
Jazz Music Library—Over 85,000 albums in all jazz styles.
Smithsonian Global Sound—Folk and popular music around the world.
Berlin Philharmonic—Concerts and more, in HD video. Create a free account on your first visit. Limit 1 user at a time. Revalidate once every 90 days: click the link here, enter your university email username and password if prompted, then log into your Concert Hall account.
Dance in Video—Hundreds of dance videos covering ballet, jazz, contemporary, and more.
Digital Theatre +—Full-length videos of plays, plus interviews, study guides, and more.
Jacob's Pillow Dance Stream—Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival videos, from the 1920s to today.
Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive—Additional videos, plus essays, playlists, and more.
Connect with The Hartt School
Hartt Performance Library—Scores and parts for Hartt’s large performing ensembles.