Music and literature

Medici TV (external link)

  • Medici TV features over 3,500 musical works filmed from the 1940’s through to the present day and 2,000 films including live concerts, documentaries, operas, ballets and master classes in High Definition.
  • You can watch all these for free in your browser on laptops, tablets, phones or internet TVs.
  • To Login, just click on the Medici TV link and enter your Lancashire library number.
  • Take a preview and test your music knowledge in our library academy (external link).

Oxford Music Online - Grove Music online (external link)

  • Resource for music research with articles written charting the diverse history and cultures of music around the globe. 
  • Includes the Dictionary of Opera, Dictionary of Jazz and Encyclopaedia of Popular Music.
  • See a video introduction and guide to Grove Music in our library academy.

Oxford Bibliographies (external link)

  • Articles written and reviewed by experts with original commentary and annotations.
  • The Victorian Literature module includes annotated bibliographies on over 100 topics including Gender, Charles Dickens, Race, and many more.
  • In the British and Irish Literature module you’ll find over 100 bibliographies, including topics such as Arthurian Literature, John Keats, and Christopher Marlowe.

Recommended websites (external link)

  • In our Good Web Guide, there is a selection of some of the best sites to get you started with exploring the arts and media.