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.


Cambridge Visual and Performing Arts collection D  M Access over 1500 eBooks on a range of music and drama-related topics: ‘Film, Media, Mass Communication’, ‘Drama and Theatre’, ‘Music’, and ‘Art’. Select ‘Only search content I have access to’ to see the relevant titles. Please note: this subscription will be reviewed in August 2020.


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.


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.


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.
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.
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.




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