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Beethoven: A Guide to Primary and Secondary Resources at the Library of Congress

Databases and External Resources

The following curated lists focus on those databases most helpful for research on Beethoven. Using the resources below, you can find production information on specific composers, musical works, historical nineteenth-century periodicals, scholarly articles from journals and books, reviews of articles and books, articles from trade magazines, newspaper articles, conference papers, and more.

Visit the E-resources Online Catalog for a comprehensive list of the databases to which the Library subscribes and offers for on-site access.

External Resources for Beethoven Research

These external resources are freely available for research.

Subscription Databases

The subscription resources marked with a padlock are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress. If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.