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(compiled by the CCM Library)

This guide provides access to many significant resources related to the study of the performing arts and other areas relevant to the CCM Community.

  • This resource guide is for majors and non-majors using the library.
  • The links below lead to subscription databases to which the UC Libraries subscribe and to other useful resources relevant to the performing arts.
  • These resources can be accessed both on/off the UC/CCM campus. When asked, login using UCID, password and DUO authentication.
  • A comprehensive A–Z list of databases across all disciplines is maintained by the UC Libraries.

Core Resources for Searching / Researching

          Reference resources
          Grant-finding resources


           Portals to online music resources
          CCM Graduate Student resources

Performing Arts Resources by discipline

Diversity & Performing Arts      Composer thematic catalogues
Music                                        Music encyclopedias

Dance                                       Music Score Facsimiles

Newspapers and Media

Newspaper databases                Media (TV, film, radio, social media)
City newspapers                        Entertainment news
Historic newspapers                  Advertisement access

Streaming Audio & Video
Music Scores

How to access nkoda

Music & Sound Copyright

CCM Research Guides

Cincinnati Sounds: A Research Guide
Hair! The Musical: A Research Guide

How to Use the Online Catalog

If you have any questions about accessing resources in this guide, or if you have suggestions of resources to add to it,
please contact Jenny Doctor (



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