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Music for Silent Film: A Guide to Resources at the Library of Congress

Research Databases

The following curated lists focus on those databases most helpful for scholarly research on or related to silent film and its music. Using the resources below, you can find archival collections, scholarly articles from journals and books, reviews of articles and books, articles from trade magazines, 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.

These external resources are freely available for research.

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.