Databases

Music

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Recommended Databases

  • The electronic version of Grove's multi-volume music encyclopedia and other Oxford music reference works, with hyperlinks.

  • Index of journal articles covering popular and classical music; subjects include book and record reviews and first performances.

  • Worldwide bibliography of music literature from 1967 to present from scholarly journals, books, proceedings, dissertations, catalogs, reviews and other publications, with over a million pages of full text content.

  • Classical Scores Library I,II, III, and IV provide online access to hundreds of thousands of pages of scores, many with associated audio tracks in Classical Music Library.

  • Comprehensive collection of classical music offering over 705,700 tracks of Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music.

Related Databases

  • An online collection of over 3,300 fully searchable high quality ebooks in the humanities.

  • Audio database of music from America’s past.

  • Composed of over 2.5 million images, Artstor provides faculty and students with a comprehensive image resource in a wide array of subjects with the breadth and depth to add context and examine influences beyond the confines of your discipline.

  • The full text of over 250 Cambridge histories.

  • Hundreds of hours of classical music performances and masterpieces on video.

  • Comprehensive video resource for the study of music. Includes 200 operas and 75 dance titles.

  • Audio database of music from all regions of every continent.

  • 2,000 hours of previously unpublished field recordings from around the world.

  • Online resource to music research of all the world’s peoples.

  • The electronic version of Grove's multi-volume music encyclopedia and other Oxford music reference works, with hyperlinks.

  • Resource to worldwide content on all aspects of the humanities in more than 1,450 full-text journals back to 1907.

  • Comprehensive collection of streaming jazz.

  • More than 600 Metropolitan Opera performances.

  • All of the music, dance, theater and film products from Alexander Street searchable on one platform.

  • Open network of digital resources for the study of music from Alexander Street; links to their products and open digital resources.

  • Hundreds of hours of opera performance through staged productions, interviews and documentaries.

  • Hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music from around the world.

  • An aural encyclopedia of the world’s music traditions, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

  • Thousands of examples of the world’s music, dance and other expressive behavior. All of the data and many of the analyses of research into the expressive arts carried out under the direction of Alan Lomax and the anthropologist Conrad Arensberg from 1960 to 1995 at Columbia University and Hunter College.