- the authoritative resource for music research with over 52,000 articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars charting the diverse history, theory and cultures of music around the glob

Database includes:

  • The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (29 volumes, 2001)
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (3 volumes, 2002)
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (4 volumes, 1992)
  • The Norton Grove Dictionary of Women Composers (1 volume, 1994)
  • The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition (8 volumes, 2013; in process)
  • The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd edition (5 volumes, 2014; in process)

The access via FCUM computers is automatic.


FCUM Main Library provides an acces to "Medical Problems of Performing Artists" (current issue and archives)

Medical Problems of Performing Artists is the first clinical medical journal devoted to the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of medical and psychological disorders related to the performing arts.

We provide online access to the complete journal archives.

Acces to full texts is possible only via the FCUM computers and wifi (IP authentication).

Our guides should help you use the Library catalogues. Kowever, if you think that additional instructions are necessary, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All the currently avaible guides and instructions are avaible at: TUTORIALS.

Following a number of enquiries about access to BA (bachelor’s), MA (master’s) and PhD (doctoral dissertations) theses, we would like to remind you that due to the specific nature of these papers the following rules and regulations apply:

The Main Library of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (FCUM) does not collect BA theses. We only provide lists of the titles of the diplomas defended in the respective years (the lists are submitted individually by the departments).


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Tuesday - Friday: 9:30 - 18:30
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