New resources go live for ECA Library

The following new research resources are all now live online:

The ACO Music Data Analysis tool is a way of gathering information about music trends and the impact of music across countries and cultures. ACO Music Data Analysis is a growing repository of historical and current data from Billboard, Official Chart Company, Media Control and many more reporting agencies around the world. This data is presented in Relative Pitch Graphs™ with sophisticated functionality. Based on sales data, Relative Pitch Graphs™ are a way of normalising data over time, and tell the story of the impact of music on society and cultures. ACO links all the data that exists on music, industry trends and commercial facts so that researchers can make original and rigorous academic enquiries. Previously we could only make qualitative assumptions about the impact of music socially, politically and economically. With ACO, researchers can use quantitative techniques to verify what really happened and the true context in which music was produced.

Index to Printed Music from EBSCO:

Use IPM to find individual pieces of music printed in standard scholarly editions. With over 425,000 records available for searching, IPM provides detailed indexing across a range of categories, including collection, composer, editor, format, genre, language, librettist, publication year etc. It is also possible to search for titles of music collections, as well as individual compositions.

Routledge Performance Archive:

A resource produced in partnership with Digital Theatre, providing unique access to a wide range of audio-visual material from past and present practitioners of performance.

The Wire magazine archive online:

A complete online archive of The Wire, the world’s leading alternative monthly music magazine, is now available. This recently digitised archive includes every issue of The Wire since the magazine began publishing in summer 1982: that’s over 350 issues and 25,000 pages of music criticism – all fully searchable.

You can access these resources using the hyperlinks above, or go to the University Library A-Z of databases or search for them on the Library Catalogue at:


30. July 2014 by jfurnes1
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