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Music: Online Resources

Music: Online Resources


Fine Arts and Music Collection - this collection provides full-text resources in the areas of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Offered through Gale.

Music Online: American Music - American Song is a history database that will contain 50,000 tracks that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database will include songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. Offered through Alexander Street Press.

Music Online: Classical Music Library - Recordings of classical art music in full-length, streaming format. Includes works from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to present. Searchable by artist, instrument, album, and more. Users can establish playlists and/or send songs to mobile devices.

Music Online Contemporary World Music - Recordings of contemporary world music in full-length, streaming format. Includes wide range of musical genres and works from all over the world. Searchable by artist, instrument, album, and more. Users can establish playlists and/or send songs to mobile devices.

Music Online: Jazz Music Library - Comprehensive collection of streaming jazz recordings with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.

Music Online: Listening - Search across all Alexander Street Press's Music Online subject databases including American Music, Classical Music, Jazz Music, Popular Music, and Smithsonian Global Sound.

Music Online: Opera in Video - Contains over five hundred hours of opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Provided by Alexander Street Press.

Music Online: Popular Music Library - Recordings of popular music from around the world in full-length, streaming format. Genres include alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, and soundtracks.

Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound - Smithsonian Global Sound, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms. Offered through Alexander Street Press.

Music Periodicals Database - covers nearly all aspects of the world of music, from the most scholarly studies to the latest crazes. It draws its current content from more than 370 international music periodicals from over 20 countries, and also indexes feature music articles and obituaries appearing in The New York Times and The Washington Post. Offered through Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey.

RILM Abstracts of Music literature - RILM, a comprehensive, ongoing guide to publications on music from all over the world. RILM is now approaching 500,000 records; over 30,000 new records are added every year, covering all document types: articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, electronic resources, reviews, and more. Offered through Ebscohost.

Open Access Sources and Web Sites

Classical Net - links to many useful classical music sites.

Classical Scores Library - contains nearly 25,000 music scores for study and analysis. Offered by Alexander Street Press.

The Metropolitan Opera

Music Education Online - provides a web portal that assembles in one place many tools that a music teacher can use to build or augment a child-centered music program. Presented by Children's Music Workshop.

OperaGlass - a staple online resource for opera students and enthusiasts.  Includes links to opera librettos, photographs, performance history, synopses, etc.

The Santa Fe Opera - a preview of the coming opera season and ticket order information.

Ultimate Index of Classical Music Websites

General Online Databases - Use the links below to find more information in this subject area

Online Books and Catalogs
Online Video Resources
Journal / Magazine Article Databases
Newspaper Article Databases
Reference Databases