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University of Newcastle Library Guides

Music, Creative and Performing Arts: Resources

A Library Guide to music and creative industries and performing arts resources for students of the University of Newcastle.

Music, Creative and Performing Arts Databases

Searching in databases is a great way to ensure you're getting the best possible search results. Try these music and creative and performing arts databases to find resources that are most relevant to your discipline.

Music resources

Find public domain sheet music.

Music copyright

Can I copy print sheet music?

  • For study purpose, you can copy 10% of a work
  • This limit applies to individual works in an album or a collection of musical works where 10% of an individual work can be copied.

Professional Associations

It can be valuable to build your career prospects and networks by connecting with professional associations. You might like to engage with these music, creative and performing arts groups as a student, or even throughout your career.

Dictionaries & Encyclopaedias

Useful resources for understanding your topic and finding the right keywords to use in your searching. 

Your Subject Librarians

This guide has been created by University of Newcastle Librarians who work with your schools to make sure you have access to the resources you need. The Librarians supporting music, creative and performing arts are:

Research Liaison Librarian


Currently recruiting, please see our Liaison Librarian page for alternative contacts.