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Music Library Guide: Online Resources

Library guide for Music & Dance students & staff


This page will help you to explore the library's online resources about world music, popular music, and ethnomusicology. Online resource types include:

  • electronic books
  • databases and websites
  • theses & dissertations
  • journals
  • online encyclopedias
  • newspapers and magazines
  • UCT Libraries Digital Collections 
  • streamable film and music 
  • and much more! 

This is not a comprehensive list of our online resources. If you need more resources for classes or assignments, search Primo - UCT Libraries' one-stop-shop for scholarly content! 

Featured E-Books

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

Volume 1: Africa

Edited by Ruth M. Stone

Includes Accompanying CD

Volume 2: South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean

Edited by Dale A. Olsen

Includes Accompanying CD

Volume 3: The United States and Canada

Edited by Ellen Koskoff

Includes Accompanying CD

Volume 4: Southeast Asia

Edited by Terry E. Miller

Includes Accompanying CD

Volume 5: South Asia: The Indian Subcontinent

Edited by Alison Arnold

Includes Accompanying CD

Volume 6: The Middle East

Edited by Virginia Danielson, Scott Marcus and Dwight Reynolds

Includes Accompanying CD

Volume 7: East Asia: China, Japan, and Korea

Edited by Robert C. Provine, Yosihiko Tokumaru and J. Lawrence Witzleben

Includes Accompanying CD

Volume 8: Europe

Edited by Timothy Rice, James Porter and Chris Goertzen

Includes Accompanying CD

Volume 9: Australia and the Pacific Islands

Edited by Adrienne L. Kaeppler and J.W. Love

Includes Accompanying CD

The Kirby Collection

Newspapers & Magazines


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