Approximately June 1-26, there will be a construction project to repair Allen Library shelving. Allen will be open for reduced summer hours, but the large study tables will not be available, Allen will be noisy, and access to materials will be impacted. Learn more.
The Allen Library houses music and dance materials and supports The Hartt School programs. See our hours page or COVID-19 FAQ for adjusted hours and services. Questions? Contact a librarian or call us at 860.768.4491.
Start Your Research!
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.
Internet Archive—Free digital books, recordings, images, software, and more.
Online Scores—Public domain scores, mostly older editions and manuscripts.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses—Document citations, some with full text.
RILM—Citations for music and dance books, dissertations, articles, and more.
Subject Guides—Suggested resources for a variety of performing arts topics.
Find Articles (Music, Dance, and Theatre)
Looking for articles from any journal?
Music Index—Article citations from over 700 music journals.
Music Periodicals Database—Article citations from over 400 music journals.
RILM—Citations for scholarly music and dance books, articles, dissertations, and more.
JSTOR—Full-text articles from almost 100 scholarly music, dance, and theatre journals, plus other subjects. Excludes recent years.
Academic Search Premier—Article citations for all subjects, including performing arts.
Database Locator—Browse for databases of any type or subject, e.g. health, art.
More Research Tools
Dance in Video—Hundreds of dance videos covering ballet, jazz, contemporary, and more.
Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive—Jacob's Pillow dance festival videos, from the 1930s to today.
On the Boards—Contemporary dance, theatre, and music performance videos. Access expires June 30, 2021.
More Music Databases
Connect with The Hartt School
Allen and The Hartt School work closely to support performing arts education.
Hartt Performance Library—Scores and parts for Hartt’s large performing ensembles.