Arts and Humanities, Music
Academic Charts Online (ACO) [Primary Sources]
Measures the impact of music across countries and cultures. It enables evidence based research across all genres from pop to classical, jazz and world music.
ACLS Humanities E-Book [Indexes and Abstracts]
A collection of scholarly e-books in the Humanities. Strongest in history, the collection also includes works in Art History, Folklore, Literature, Musicology, Philosophy, and Religion.
African American Music Reference [Indexes and Abstracts]
African American Music Reference, a resource under development, brings together reference texts, biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner notes, and discographies which chronicle the diverse history and culture of the African American experience through music. Coverage includes blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression.
American Song [Indexes and Abstracts]
American Song is a history database that includes 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.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index 1975 [Indexes and Abstracts]
Institute for Scientific Information. Provides author, subject and citation access to journal articles and book reviews in the arts and humanities. Coverage from 1975. Part of Web of Science.
Cambridge Journals Online [Electronic Journals Collection]
Provides full text for over 100 journals in the humanities, sciences and social sciences.
Classical Music Library [Indexes and Abstracts]
Classical Music Library is the world's largest multi-label, fully searchable database of classical music recordings, with a particular focus on contemporary music and women composers. Included are tens of thousands of licensed recordings, cross-referenced to a database of supplementary reference information.
Classical Scores Library, Volumes I and II [Indexes and Abstracts]
Classical Scores Library will contain 400,000 pages of classical scores from both in-copyright and public domain editions spanning time periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Coverage of score types is comprehensive, with full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and piano reductions. The database has been indexed to enable users to search on musically relevant fields, such as composer, work/opus number, key, genre, instrument, time period; as well as score-specific fields, such as score type, duration, editor, arranger, publisher. We hope that this will enable users to search, analyze, and research scores in a simple but powerful manner.
Contemporary World Music [Indexes and Abstracts]
Includes a blend of contemporary and traditional world music recordings from many labels throughout the world. The focus is concentrated on contemporary genres, such as fusion and world beat.
Dance in Video [Indexes and Abstracts]
Dance as an art form is ephemeral-there are rarely scripts to study, no commonly used notation to analyze-making a live performance vital for study and research. Dance in Video provides the visual element necessary for appreciation and analysis with online streaming video of 250 dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Students and researchers can discover and revisit great performances and learn from the dancers, choreographers, and directors who have perfected the craft.
Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM) [Indexes and Abstracts]
A scholarly resource of recordings by American composers and artists including audio, liner notes, and essays. QuickTime 6.5.2 or later is the preferred player for DRAM streaming media.
Digital Mozart Edition [DME] [Web Sites]
Offers the musical text and the critical commentaries of the entire Neue Mozart-Ausgabe.
Expanded Academic ASAP [Indexes and Abstracts]
Articles from more than 1,500 scholarly, trade, and general-interest publications, including national news and commentary. Coverage is from 1980 to current and is updated daily. Some full text is available.
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online [Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Handbooks]
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. It contains more than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world.
History of American Music [CD Rom]
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In the First Person [Indexes and Abstracts]
An index of more than 3,350 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world. It also contains pointers to some 3,500 audio and video files and 30,000 bibliographic records.
Index to Printed Music, Collections & Series [Indexes and Abstracts]
The only electronic database for finding individual pieces of music printed in the standard scholarly editions of monumental sets, collections, and the complete works of composers, this important resource is comprised of a Bibliography Database (of over 9,000 citations), a Names Database (of around 20,000 names of composers, librettists, poets, and editors), and an Index Database (of 135,000 records, detailing not only composers and titles, but also opus and thematic catalog numbers, performing forces, formats, genres, and more).
International Medieval Bibliography Online 1967 - [Indexes and Abstracts]
Brepols, 1967- An international index to medieval topics (400-1500) in literature, language, history, archaeology, art, music, theater, Arabic and Islamic studies, and religion and philosophy. IMB covers 4,500 journals and over 5,000 miscellany volumes in 30 languages.
Jazz Discography Online (TJD Online) [Indexes and Abstracts]
General discography of all categories of recorded jazz, from 1896 to today. Covers all categories of jazz and other creative improvised music, including Traditional, Swing, Bop, Modern, Avant-Garde, Fusion, Third Stream, etc.
Jazz Music Library [Indexes and Abstracts]
The largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online - with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.
JSTOR [Electronic Journals Collection]
JSTOR includes scholarship published in more than 1,400 of the highest-quality academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.
Music Catalog 1960 [Indexes and Abstracts]
Bibliographic citations taken from the vast database catalog of the Library of Congress that pertain to music materials acquired by the Library of Congress since the 1960s. Includes scores and sound recordings.
Music Index Online 1973 - [Indexes and Abstracts]
The online version of the venerable index to English-language and international periodical articles begun in 1949. The online version includes coverage since 1979. The Music Index provides citations only for popular and scholarly periodical articles, and some interdisciplinary journals (e.g. folklore, aesthetics, etc.).
Naxos [Indexes and Abstracts]
The online streaming audio collection of the Naxos recording label -- the current leading producer of classical music. The equivalent of more than 5,500 compact discs representing over 2,500 composers, the Naxos Library offers streams of not only Classical music, but also selected works in Jazz, Folk, and World music, as well as useful educational content, such as recording liner notes, biographical and historical essays, opera synopses and libretti, a glossary and pronunciation guide.
Naxos Music Library Jazz [Indexes and Abstracts]
Naxos Music Library Jazz is one of the most comprehensive collections of Jazz music available online, comprising Naxos Jazz and the 22 labels of Fantasy Jazz along with Prophone and Proprius.
Opera in Video [Indexes and Abstracts]
Opera in Video presents an overview of the most commonly studied operas in music history, opera literature, and performance classes. The collection contains 250 of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries, and then delivered online through streaming video.
Oxford History of Western Music [e-book]
An historical account (NOT a survey) of the evolution of western classical music by Richard Taruskin - one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time.
Oxford Music Online [Indexes and Abstracts]
Oxford Music Online (OMO) is the access-point for Oxford music reference subscriptions and products, including Grove Music Online (includes The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition), The Oxford Companion to Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music (Colin Larkin's comprehensive reference work, 4th edition, devoted to rock, pop, and jazz). With OMO patrons can cross-search Grove and Oxford reference content in one location.
Project Muse [Electronic Journals Collection]
Provides electronic access to the full text of Johns Hopkins University Press' 40+ scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
Readers' Guide Full Text Mega [Indexes and Abstracts]
Readers' Guide Full Text is a database containing comprehensive indexing and abstracting of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada, plus the full text of selected periodicals.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature [Indexes and Abstracts]
The world's largest, continuously updated bibliography of music literature providing broad international coverage including citations in over 202 languages from 3,700 journals.
RIPM Online Archive [Indexes and Abstracts]
The RIPM Online Archive of Music Periodicals (Full Text) is a digital collection of historical music periodicals reproduced from originals, reprints, microforms, and even photocopies in varying condition, collected initially for indexing in the RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (1800-1950). An international board of distinguished scholars, librarians and archivists, with each member representing a country or geographical area, selects titles for priority treatment by RIPM. The RIPM Online Archive can be accessed through the RIPM Retrospective Index, or can be searched alone. Currently the Archive contains 114 journal runs, and new content is added every 6 months.
RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals [Indexes and Abstracts]
The development of musical romanticism coincided with the parallel development of musical journalism and the creation of a very large number of periodicals dealing entirely or in part with musical activities---more than 2,000 in the 19th century. This is an ongoing project to produce three-part publications which consist of highly annotated calendars, extensive keyword-in-context/author indexes and introductory studies to the specialized music journals of the period. Includes RIPM Online Archive (ROA) which is a full-text version of 100 journals indexed in RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals. Full text results indicated with ROA icon.
RISM: International Inventory of Musical Sources after 1600 [Indexes and Abstracts]
The most comprehensive annotated index and guide to music manuscripts produced after 1600, with more than 370,000 works by over 18,000 composers found in over 595 libraries and archives in 31 countries.
Rock's Backpages [Indexes and Abstracts]
An online database of primary source information from the 1960s to the present day covering all aspects of popular music. Includes articles from the music and mainstream press, reviews (albums and concerts), feature essays and audio interviews.
Smithsonian Global Sound [Indexes and Abstracts]
Smithsonian Global Sound is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides a variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms. The database includes an array of more than 35,000 individual tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds.
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