Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology

What it is

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology (DDM) is an international database of bibliographic records for completed dissertations and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology, as well as in related musical, scientific, and humanistic disciplines.


What is included

The fully searchable database containing over 16,400 records, including the corrected and updated contents of all earlier printed editions of Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology and supplements contributed from musicological centers throughout the world. Records include normal bibliographic information as well as publication details and internet availability (if available).

References to the following tools are also included when available:

What is not included

DDM does not include the dissertations themselves.

Additional information and background

A number of dissertations awarded by UK institutions and included here are also listed in the British Library’s EThOS E-Theses database. Over 100,000 are available for immediate, free download. For many others, you can order a scanned copy (charges may apply)

This implementation of DDM was prepared by Durrell Bowman in 2010. Click here for further information about DDM and a short history of the project.

The AMS is grateful to people and institutions who have worked hard to make DDM a useful research tool: Durrell Bowman, Peter Slemon, Thomas Mathiesen, Alis Dickinson, Cecil Adkins, Helen Hewitt, Indiana University, and the University of North Texas.

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This is a list ordered by date (database record creation or update) that includes dissertations that have recently been completed, and new listings of dissertations not previously included in the database.
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