Resources for Your Subject

Resources for Your Subject

Already know the online resource you want? See our alphabetical list below for key databases, e-books and e-journals available to RWCMD staff and students and browse for drama (D) or music (M).



Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding D M Information about alternative sources of funding – especially charities – which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student, regardless of subject or nationality. It contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance, and numerous tools to help you prepare a winning grant application.
Arts Professional D M News and information for arts managers and those with a professional interest in the arts sector.



British Journal of Music Education M Online access (from 1997 onwards) to this international journal. Covers music teaching and learning in formal and informal contexts including instrumental and vocal teaching and music in community settings.



Cambridge Companions & Visual and Performing Arts collections D M Access over 2000 e-books on a range of music and drama-related topics: ‘Film, Media, Mass Communication’, ‘Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies’, ‘Music’, and ‘Art’. Select ‘Only search content I have access to’ to see the relevant titles. Please note: these subscriptions will be reviewed in September 2021.



Digital Theatre Plus D A collection of films of leading British theatre productions, behind-the-scenes documentaries, and teaching and learning resources.
Drama Online D A collection of drama texts featuring theatre lists by Methuen Drama, the Arden Shakespeare, Faber and Faber and Nick Hern.



EThOs D M EThOs is a British Library resource allowing you to search over 500,000 UK doctoral research theses online.



FINDit D M RWCMD staff and students can access certain e-resources from the University of South Wales. This includes databases with content on health, psychology, education and theatre.



Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians M Available via Oxford Music Online.



IPA Source M Transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts in several languages.



JSTOR Arts & Sciences D M Access to online articles from various music journals, including some relevant content for drama students.



Medical Problems of Performing Artists D M Peer-reviewed research papers covering health issues related to actors, dancers, singers, musicians and other performers. Please ask us for the password.
Music Online: Classical Scores Library (ProQuest Alexander Street) M A series of four volumes of music scores spanning all major classical music genres and time periods, from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Click on ‘My Collections’ and select the link to ‘Music Online: Classical Scores Library’ to browse the collection.



Naxos Music Library M An extensive listening library of classical music tracks.
Naxos Music Library Jazz M Comprehensive collection of over 100,000 jazz tracks.
Naxos Video Library D M Performing arts video library including operas, ballets, documentaries, live concerts.



Oxford Handbooks Online (Music) M The music collection of Oxford Handbooks provides access to current scholarship in all areas of music research including historical musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, pedagogy, dance and technology. Select ‘Browse by Subject’ and choose ‘Music’ to see all available books.
The Oxford History of Western Music M The online version of Richard Taruskin’s 5-volume history of the evolution of Western music.
Oxford Music Online M Full text access to the Grove dictionaries of Music and Musicians, Opera and Jazz; Oxford Companion to Music; Oxford Dictionary of Music.



RILM Music M Comprehensive international music database including abstracts and full text from a number of journals, plus other useful resources.



Sage journals D M We subscribe to a wide range of Sage journals including: British Journal of Music Therapy, Psychology of Music, Journal of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, General Music Today, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal.
The Stage D In addition to our print subscription, staff and students can access two years of digital editions of The Stage newspaper online.



Tempo M Online access (from 2003 onwards) to this music magazine that specialises in music of the 20th century and contemporary music.
Theatre Record D Online access (from 1981 onwards) to this theatre publication that reprints in full all the national drama critics’ reviews of productions in and out of London, with full casts and credits as well as production photographs.
Theatre and Drama Premium (ProQuest Alexander Street) D Collections of play texts, audio and video performances, documentaries and a wealth of additional theatre-related content. Select ‘My Collections’ to browse the available resources or search by keyword.
The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2012 D M Search more than 200 years of The Times newspaper online in full-text facsimile format. The archive contains information on multiple subjects, including business, humanities, political science and philosophy, as well as coverage of all major international historical events.
Times Higher Education D M In addition to our print subscription, our staff and students can register to access the online magazine. Global higher education coverage including university rankings, news, opinions, jobs, features and book reviews.
Twentieth Century Music M Online access (from 2004 onwards) to this journal disseminating research on all aspects of music in the twentieth century.



VLeBooks D M Browse the collection of e-books purchased by RWCMD Library. Select ‘All eBooks’ to view the list of all available titles or search by keyword. Links to individual e-books can also be found by searching the Library catalogue.