The aim of this page is to bring together, on one page, access to a number of useful resources and tools for music research, composition and performance. Although a number of these sources may be institution specific, they may still be useful for general research.

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Bursary Applications

Databases (non-subscription)

Databases (subscription)
The list below contains useful research tools that libraries at tertiary institutions may subscribe to, and which you may access via your institution's library (please consult with your library - access to libraries at South African tertiary institutions here):

  • Grove Music Online (via Oxford Music Online)
  • International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP)
  • RILM (via EBSCO)
  • Sabinet
  • Scopus (Limited for music. Useful for: interdisciplinary studies, journal statistics, author statistics)

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Information Gateways

Intellectual Property

Journal Accreditation

Referencing sources

Research Ethics

Search Engines

Theses and Dissertations

Useful Links


Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service
Library catalogue
Library Research Portal
SUNScholar Help Wiki
Thesis submissions (Lecturers and students)


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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 30 July 2013 )
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