This is UCLan's Music library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Faculty Librarians: Julie Hitchen and Francesca Robinson


Search for books and ebooks using Library Search. 

Sometimes there may only be a chapter on a specific topic rather than a whole book. To find those, you will need to use one of our ebook databases which allow you to search through the whole text of a book. We have several ebook collections but Ebook Central is our largest collection.

Journals and Articles

Journal Finder provides details of our print and e-journals collections. Library Search will find specific articles from journals so is a good place to start, as it searches across thousands of different journals and will uncover articles in places you may not think to look.

The Wire magazine is available online from the first issue in 1982 to present. For off-campus access, select 'login', then 'via institution'.

 You should then move on to search for articles in more subject-specific databases which are shown below.

eResources and Databases

Music specific resources

  • American Song - American Song is a database of music from America's past (pre-1960). The database includes songs by and about Native Americans, immigrants, slaves and cowboys.  There are a number of songs related to Civil Rights, politics, anti-war protests and more.
  • Film & Television Literature Index with full text - Film & Television Literature Index with Full-Text is the definitive online tool for film and television research.
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature - RILM gives citations on international music with full bibliographical information and abstracts in English.
  • Rock's Backpages - Rock's Backpages contains 12,000 articles, interviews and reviews from music writers and critics from 1950s to now in an exclusive archive of 50 years of Rock'n'Roll history. 
  • 78rpm Records Digitised by George Blood - This is a collection of over 40,000 78rpm records which have been digitised and made available on this site.  No username or password is required for this site.


Additional Resources

Visual resources

  • Alexander Street Video - Videos, films, documentaries and training materials in music and arts related areas
  • Box of Broadcasts - BoB (Box of Broadcasts) National is an innovative shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions.
  • Education in Video - online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers, contains teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries of students and teachers in actual classrooms.
  • Kanopy - Documentaries, performances and instructional videos which have been broadcast worldwide. Also includes hundreds of independent films.
  • LinkedIn Learning - online training videos in a range of subjects including music, software, business and education.  You can upload certificates to your LinkedIn accounts too.

Business resources

  • Business Source Complete - A full-text database of over 2000 business and management journals.
  • Financial Analysis Made Easy (FAME) - detailed ownership and contact information for 2.5 million UK companies
  • HS Talks -  Lectures on business and management topics, including marketing and consumer behaviour.
  • BRAD - advertising intelligence including actual costs for advertising on the television, radio, web/digital media, out-of-home (transport/roadside/venues), in newspapers and magazines. Circulation/readership/audience data is also available.


    Our Electronic Resources section provides details of all our online resources and includes an E-Databases A-Z list. 

    Julie Hitchen - Principal Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

    Julie Hitchen

    Principal Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
    01772 892267

    Francesca Robinson - Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

    Francesca Robinson

    Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
    01772 895132