University of Bergen Library
Library of the Grieg Academy

Musicology, music therapy and performing arts

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Welcome to the subject pages for music, currently under upgrade!

The former library of the Grieg Academy is integrated into the Library for Social Sciences, Music and Psychology, and you find us at Fosswinckesgate 14.

On our shelves you will find literature for most subjects related to music: philosophy, history, musicology, pedagogy/education, music therapy, instruments and their technique, composition, and more. Our sheet music collection contains a wide variety of score, study scores, and performance material.

The categories below show you how where to access the different types of material you will need:


Sheet music / scores

  • Search our collection in Oria: Printed sheet music are placed according to the SMM-system.
  • IMSLP - Petrucci Music Library: A wiki-based digital library of scores that are outside copyright.
  • Nkoda: Digital service that gives you access to most of the standard repertory for classical music through an app. You cannot print anything, but you can build a personal library of digital scores, add markings, and create "playlists" for concerts. First-time users need to use the VPN-service (see the right-hand box.)
  • Digital Scores Collection - Loeb Music Library: Contains digitized scores of rare and unique compositions.


  • Search our collection in Oria: We have a wide range of recorded music on CD and DVD that are not otherwise available on streaming services.
  • Naxos Music Library: Gives you access to roughly 2,3 million tracks of recorded music: classical/contemporary, jazz, folk music, and popular music.


  • Search our collection in Oria: Here you can find and browse books we provide in print as well as e-books.
  • JSTOR: In addition to journal articles, you may also find books here that the library doesn't have.

Journal articles

  • Web of Science: Interdisciplinary database that also includes journals relevant for musicology, music performance and music therapy.
  • JSTOR: Contains most journals relevant for Arts and Humanities, and hereby also music.
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature: The most comprehensive collection of music-related texts: articles, book reviews, 
  • ERIC (EBSCO): Pedagogikk og beslektede fag.
  • PsycINFO: Sentral database for musikkterapi; her finner du artikler innen adferdsvitenskap og mental helse.
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Her finner du et stort utvalg doktorgradsavhandlinger innen en rekke fagfelt, inkl. musikk.
  • Idunn.no: Universitetsforlagets digitale plattform for fag- og forskningstidsskrifter og åpent tilgjengelige (open access) forskningsbøker.

Note: these are databases that primarily contain information about the articles/books (titles, keywords, and abstracts), and not necessarily the articles/books themselves. You can always search our collection in Oria to see if the library has access to it.




Thesis writing and reference management

  • Søk&Skriv (in English): An essential resource for you when getting started on your writing process. In addition to tusy techniques and help with searching, you also find help for critically assessing your sources, and how to refere to them according to genereal principles of academic accountability.
  • EndNote: This program helps you collect, organize, and refer to the source material for your assignments and thesis.