Electronic Resources per Category


Students and employees of the ABPU can access the products (links below) 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 e-resources marked with this symbol are Open Access resources. You do not require a log-in to open them. 

Score downloads

Audio-streaming portals

Video-streaming portals

  • 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.
  • Berliner Philharmoniker - 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-Journals / journal databases

  • 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.
  • International Journal of Community Music
    The International Journal of Community Music publishes research articles, practical discussions, timely reviews, readers' notes and special issues concerning all aspects of Community Music.. Full text-Access: Vol.10.2017-Vol.12.2019 und ab Vol.16.2023
  • JSTOR 
    E-Journal-Collections with fulltext access: Arts and Sciences 3, 8 und music collection
    extended offer! due to COVID-19, all e-journal collections by JSTOR will be available until the end of June 2023!
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text 
    Articles from over 200 musicological journals in full text, plus around 1 million bibliographical certificates.

E-Books & electronic theses

  • Cambridge Companions to Music
    This collection contains English-language full-text books on musicians and musical themes.
  • 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, Neue Musik
  • 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
  • University Press Scholarship Online
    By clicking on "Book" in the left-hand menu bar 806 books of Oxford University Press/Academic relevant to music will be displayed in full-text. The books are in English, and the collection is being continually expanded.


Additional databanks / web portals

  • ANNO Historische Zeitungen und Zeitschriften
  • DBIS-Datenbank-Informationssystem
    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.
  • 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.
  • Bruckner-online
    bruckner-online.at 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. 
  • Kulturelle Bildung Online 
  • Musiconn
    A comprehensive research tool for finding research literature and materials on musicology is thus at your disposal.
  • Musikland-Niedersachsen
    Open access materials to "Improvisation zu Gast im Klassenzimmer"
  • plainsightSOUND
    A music research project, aimed at rediscovering colonial and postcolonial voices in British classical music.
  • ProQuest
    The ProQuest platform hosts multidisciplinary content containing scholarly journals, books, video & audio, dissertations & theses, newspapers and more.
    A knowledge platform with numerous professional articles on cultural education topics, artistic practices, theoretical foundations and research. 
  • Research Catalogue - an international database for artistic research
  • RISM (Répertoire International des Sources Musicales)
    Around 700,000 entries on researching musical sources (above all historical manuscript music before 1800)