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Subject: Music databases

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  1. 1st  Oxford Music Online   

Music research guide

Music titles

  • African American Music Reference  additional information about this title  

    African-American Music Reference is a comprehensive reference database that chronicles the rich history of African-American music through 1970. It offers comprehensive coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression. Resources include biographies, anthologies, encyclopedias, images, lyrics (digitized and fully searchable), song sheets, chronologies, critical textbooks, a comprehensive discography of the top African-American artists, and links to editorially selected Web resources.

  • American Music  additional information about this title  

    Streaming audio collection of musical recordings from America's past, including songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers and cowboys, reflecting the history of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests and more. On the Alexander Street platform.

  • Arts & Humanities Database  additional information about this title  

    The contents reflect the full interdisciplinarity of contemporary study in the arts and humanities, covering art, design, crafts, and photography; archaeology, anthropology, and classical studies; architecture, interior design, and urban planning; history, philosophy, geography, and religion; modern languages and literatures; and music, theatre, film, and cultural studies.

  • Caribbean Studies in Video: The Banyan Archive  additional information about this title  

    Caribbean Studies in Video presents more than 1,000 hours of edited and unedited footage from the Banyan Production company, the first Caribbean enterprise to produce original TV content in the 1970s. Available for the first time in streaming format, their programs are filled with interviews of key personalities across disciplines; theater, music and dance performances; documentaries on rituals and cultural practices; political events and much more.

  • Classical Music in Video  additional information about this title  

    Classical Music in Video will contain 1,000 hours of classical music performances and masterclasses captured on video—approximately 1,500 performances in all. The collection will contain performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world.

  • Classical Music Reference Library  additional information about this title  

    Classical Music Reference Library brings together a variety of essential reference materials, spanning the entire history of Western classical music, in a unified online database. Included are the authoritative reference titles Baker's Dictionary of Music, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker's Student Encyclopedia of Music.

  • Fine Arts (Gale OneFile)  additional information about this title  

    The Fine Arts & Music Collection includes 10.4 million articles on drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. More than 250 journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) index are available in full text.

  • Musical Theater Songs  additional information about this title  

    MusicalTheaterSongs.com lets you enter up to 20-plus parameters (voice type, character age, range, ease for accompanist, descriptive characteristics, etc.) to generate a list of songs tailored to your needs from an ever-growing database. MusicalTheaterSongs.com draws from 150 years of musical theater repertoire, ranging from well-known standards to rare finds to help you find the right songs quickly and easily.

  • Oxford History of Western Music  additional information about this title  

    The Oxford History of Western Music online offers an account of the evolution of Western classical music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin. Since its original publication in print, Taruskin’s landmark study has received universal acclaim and numerous awards. The online version includes all 1.25 million words, 500 images, and 1,800 musical examples from the updated paperback edition with search and browse functionality.

  • Popular Music Library  additional information about this title  

    Streaming audio collection featuring a wide variety of popular music recordings. Genres represented include alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks and more. On the Alexander Street platform.


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