On this page you will find many useful resources suitable for your course including physical Library stock, eBooks, eResources, websites and videos.

Finding Music Resources

All books have a classification number on the spine. Here are some class marks to get you started. Click on the class marks below to find out what the Library has to offer for each topic. To request to borrow resources, please click here

Selected Music eBooks

You can access Music eBooks for free from home or college 24/7, which means no lugging heavy books around! Click on one of the eBooks below or visit our eBooks section to search for even more titles. You may need to log in via Shibboleth, or through your institution. Just select 'Northampton College' and log in using your student ID and password.

Beyond the Dance Floor
Read on VLe Books
Energy Flash
Read on VLe Books
Harvard dictionary of music
Read on Google Books

Magazines and Journals

The Library subscribes to a number of course specific and general interest magazines, journals and newspapers across the centres. You may find the publications below useful for your course or subject area. You can also view our full collection of weekly and monthly publications here.

Computer Music
Dazed magazine
Music Week
Sound on Sound magazine

Music eResources

Here is a list of commonly used resources. Click an image link to go to that website. Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

AltPress logoAlternative Press is an American magazine filled with reviews, articles, interviews and music charts.
British Library logoAn extensive collection of unique sound recordings from all over the world.
Digital Resources for Musicology logoDigital Resources for Musicology offers a catalogue of open-access projects. Contains music theory, recordings, magazines, newspapers and digital scores.
Future Music logoFuture Music Tutorials: Master your music making with expert tutorials, tips and production lessons.
The International Music Score Library logoThe International Music Score Library contains thousands of free scores to download and print.
Mojo logoMojo: A monthly music publication focusing mainly on rock music. Contains a number of top 100 lists.
Music Ally logoMusic Ally has over 15 years worth of information, experience and data on the global music business.
Password information can be found on the Library's Moodle page.
Musician's Union logoMusicians Union; A network of over 30, 000 musicians. Offers careers advice, networking and blogs.
Music Tech logoMusic Technology: The latest news about music technology.
Pitchfork logoPitchfork: An American online magazine that focuses on new and independent artists, although it often includes indie and rock articles.
Rock's Backpages logoRock's Back Pages: The ultimate archive of music journalism... Over 28,000 articles on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top, on all genres from rockabilly to hip hop, by the finest music writers of the last 50 years.
Rolling Stone logoRolling Stone: An American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture. As well as music, it covers film, television and politics.
Smash Hits RememberedSmash Hits was a pop music based magazine, which ran from 1978 to 2006. Many editions of the magazine have been digitised and are available to view online in this huge archive!
UK Music logoUK Music is a campaigning and lobbying group that aims to represent all musicians. Offers research, education and news.
Wire logoThe Wire is a British music magazine which contains a huge amount of musician biographies, interviews and opinion columns.

Planet eStream Videos

Planet eStream is an amazing video-on-demand service that holds thousands of film, TV and radio resources for use with your studies. Click below to search  videos you may find useful for your course.

To log in:

  1. Go to Planet eStream
  2. Enter your College login details and password then click Log in

Planet eStream logo

Information and Study skills

The Library can offer support within any of the following areas. Click on any of the topics below to go to the Information and Study Skills Moodle page which includes Study Smart courses for each topic as well as activities, PowerPoint presentations and useful information leaflets.

The Library's Learning Facilitators are available to support you in developing your writing, computer, information and study skills. They are here to help you on your path to independent learning. If you need help with any of the areas listed above please talk to a Learning Facilitator.

Please note that access to Learning Facilitators this year is via appointment only. Please email with information on which areas or topics you would like help with. We will then arrange an appointment with you as soon as possible.

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