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 ).


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.


Dawsonera D  M Search a collection of e-books, including titles already purchased for use by staff and students at RWCMD.
Drama Online D   A collection of drama texts featuring theatre lists by Methuen Drama, the Arden Shakespeare, Faber and Faber and Nick Hern.
Digital Theatre Plus D   A collection of films of leading British theatre productions, behind-the-scenes documentaries, and teaching and learning resources.


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.


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 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.


Tempo M Online access (from 2003 onwards) to this music magazine that specialises in music of the 20th century and contemporary music.
Twentieth Century Music M Online access (from 2004 onwards) to this journal disseminating research on all aspects of music in the twentieth century.




Acting, Arts Management, Design for Performance, Musical Theatre, Stage & Event Management

→  Drama resources



Brass, Composition, Conducting, Guitar, Jazz, Harp, Historical Performance, Keyboard, Strings, Vocal & Opera, Woodwind

→  Music resources