Complete electronic resources A-Z


Students and employees of the ABPU can access the products of our digital library both on and off the campus. At present it is only necessary to register (bruckneronline-login-data) if you are carrying out your research from outside the campus. You will not be required to log in until you have selected an electronic resource (there is no central access link).

 All the E-resources marked with this symbol are Open Access resources. You do not require a log-in to open them. 

  • Archiv der Stimmen 
    Historical sound recordings of SLUB-Dresden
  • Artistic research: open access literature 
  • Bach digital  
    The portal Bach digital offers access to a digital library with complete scans of works from a databank of hand-written sources with compositions of the Bach family/catalogues of the Bach family.
  • Berlin Philharmonic - Digital Concert Hall
    Personal registration must be made from the campus of the Anton Bruckner Private University. Then you will have access to all contents of the Digital Concert Hall both on campus and off.
  • E-RESOURCES BY BLOOMSBURY (available until end of May 2020) 

    • Bloomsbury Collections
      more than 6,000 e-books across the social sciences and humanities (dance, theatre, film studies, education etc.)
    • Bloomsbury Drama Online
      over 2,500 playtexts, 400 audio plays, 300 hours of video and 370 books of criticism and performance practice
    • Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies
      hundreds of articles, more than 70 e-books and many additional resources (reports, statistical information etc.), covering all age levels from early childhood to higher education
    • Bloomsbury Popular Music
      hundreds of e-books and further resources, covering modern popular music worldwide, including the multi-volume Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music in the World and an interactive "Timeline of Popular Music"
    • Bloomsbury Screen Studies
      a range of screenplays, more than 230 critical and contextual e-books and additional resources, including an illustrated "Timeline of Cinema History"

  • Brockhaus information and encyclopedia service
    Brockhaus online
  • Bruckner-online is a voluminous Anton Bruckner internet portal (Webarchive) which contains - alongside the electronic documentation of  manuscript sources - compositions and details of relevant persons and places. In addition complete digital versions of all manuscripts, first editions and past complete editions are available. 
  • Cambridge Companions to Music
    This collection contains English-language full-text books on musicians and musical themes. 
  • CAMBRIDGE CORE (available until end of May 2020)

    HTML Textbooks
    over 700 pedagocially focused and up-to-date textbooks, covering a wide range of disciplines, including education, history, medicine, and psychology

    Cambridge Histories
    over 300 volumes spanning fifteen subject areas, with a concentration on political and cultural history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, music and the arts

    Cambridge Companions
    a series of authoritative guides, written by leading experts, offering lively, accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods. The collection includes over 600 books, covering disciplines such as music, dance, theatre, history or philosophy. 

    Cambridge Elements
    over 180 concise works, covering disciplines such as philosophy, psychology, culture and more
  • Dance in Video 
    Contains dance productions and documentation from the most influential artists and dance companies of the 20th century. The selection covers ballet, tap-dancing, jazz, contemporary, experimental and improvised dance, as well as precursors of modern concert dance.
  • DBIS-databank information system
    Offers access to numerous academic online databanks covering every special subject. Among others, the databank RISM (international lexicon of musical sources) is accessible via DBIS.
  • EBSCO-e-book-collection
    Currently access to 7 e-books: Das deutsche Musikleben, Deutsches Aussprachewörterbuch, Die Grenzgänge des Johann Sebastian Bach, Handbuch der Kinderchorleitung, Kunst und Revolution, Musikgeschichte als Geschichte der musikalischen Formwandlungen, Musikwissenschaftliches Arbeiten, Neue Musik
     Academic E-Book-Collection (available until 15 July 2020)
    over 180,000 e-books from leading publishers and university presses, covering a large selection of academic subjects
  • EZB 
    The "Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek" (Electronic Journals Library) is a platform for the effective usage and clear presentation of academic full-text periodicals and journals in the internet.
  • Grove (Oxford Music Online)
    The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is the most important English-language music encyclopedia.
  • The Handel complete edition by  Chrysander 
    To this day the most extensive complete edition of Handel's works.
  • International Music Score Library Project (Petrucci Music Library) 
    A virtual library of scores and collections of music in the public domain.
  • JSTOR 
    An extensive search portal with full-text access to numerous periodicals, specializing in music, theatre and literature.
    available until end of June 2020: all e-journal collections and more than 30,000 e-books by JSTOR
  • MGG online 
    The digital edition of the music encyclopedia Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart with over 19,000 entries.
  •  Music Index with Full Text (available until 15 July 2020)

    more than 180 active full-text journals in 33 languages from over 30 countries. This collection covers every genre from jazz, folk, rock, blues, country, opera and classical music to choral and band music, gospel, and electronic and experimental music. Additionally, it includes journals devoted to specific musical instruments including the organ, guitar, concertina, viola and tuba.
  • Music Online: Classical Scores Library 
    This music databank from the Alexander Street Press offers you thousands of copyrighted editions to download and print out, with special emphasis on 20th century music. 
  • National Jukebox 
    Historical audio recordings from the Library of Congress
  • NAXOS Music Library Classic 
    The audio-streaming portal for classical music (around 1.4 Mio. tracks from over 97,000 CDs)
  • Neue Mozart Edition: digitalised version 
    Contains the musical text and critical reports of the New Mozart Edition.
  • Open Dissertations 
    a database by EBSCO and BiblioLabs including more than 800.000 free electronic theses and dissertations (mainly in English)
    PLEASE NOTE: access may be restricted to the abstract only, not to the full text of a thesis
  • Open Music Library 
    an initiative from Alexander Street bringing together free music scores, journal articles, books, videos etc. from various digital collections
  • Oesterreichisches Musiklexikon online (oeml) 
    the essential reference work on music and musical life in Austria in all its facets
  • Research Catalogue - an international database for artistic research
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text 
    Articles from over 200 musicological journals in full text, plus around 1 million bibliographical certificates.
  • RILM Music Encyclopedias (available until end of May 2020)
    currently 57 titles published from 1775 to the present, with topics ranging from popular music and rock, opera, instruments, blues and gospel, to recorded music and women composers; including several German as well as English, French, Italian, Czech, Dutch, Greek, Portuguese, Slovak, and Spanish titles.
  • RIPM (Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals) 
    Journal literature from 1967 on (musicological bibliographical databank of  EBSCO)
  • RISM (Répertoire International des Sources Musicales)
    Around 700,000 entries on researching musical sources (above all historical manuscript music before 1800)
  • University Press Scholarship Online
    By clicking on "unlocked" in the left-hand menu bar 232 books relevant to music will be displayed in full-text. The books are in English, and the collection is being continually expanded.
  • Virtual Library of Musicology
    With a single search request you can carry out research using numerous research tools and databanks with musicological themes simultaneously.
  • Selected music databanks of the VÖB