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Oxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online is a new gateway that offers users the ability to access and cross-search three Oxford products at once: Grove Music Online, Oxford Dictionary of Music and Oxford Companion to Music.   More Info

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Grove Music Online

Now the cornerstone of Oxford Music Online, this encyclopedic resource provides comprehensive coverage of music, including classical, popular, opera, light, world and jazz. Entries include biographies of composers, performers and writers on music; and articles on styles, terms and genres; ancient music and church music; musical life in regions, countries and cities; instruments and makers; performance practice; sources; printing and publishing; notation; and acoustics. The updated bibliographies attached to articles are an excellent place to begin research.   More Info

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Oxford Dictionary of Music

The Oxford Dictionary of Music supplements Grove's more extensive coverage with content geared toward undergraduates and general users.   More Info

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Oxford Companion to Music

The Oxford Companion to Music offers articles on composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, forms and genres, including jazz, popular music, and dance. It offers a concentrated focus on the Western classic tradition, from the Middle Ages to the present day.   More Info

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Databases & Other Web Resources

Academic Search Complete

This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.   More Info

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Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts (as available) for the new articles entered into the index. Music topics can be entered as keyword searches. Article citations can also include representations of visual items, including scores.   More Info

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C.A.I.R.R.S. for Music

Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval Service System - A database of music research literature, particularly in the areas of music therapy and medicine.

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Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology Online

DDM-online presents an index to dissertations-in-progress and a bibliography of completed dissertations reported since mid-1995, arranged under the traditional broad categories. In addition, DDM-Online is in the process of converting all the records previously published in the earlier printed editions of Doctoral dissertations in musicology.

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DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music)

DRAM Provides recordings of American music, long with liner notes and essays, from the catalogues of New World Records, Albany, innova, Cedille, XI, Pogus, Deep Listening and Mutable Music labels.The music covers classical, folk, jazz, opera, Native American, electronic, musical theater and contemporary/experimental genres.   More Info

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Index to Printed Music: Collections & Series

Indexes individual pieces of historically-significant music printed in scholarly editions. The music is published in sets and series categorized by composer, geographical area, time or style, original source (usually manuscripts), and by general anthologies. Ideal resource for scholars, performers, and conductors.   More Info

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JSTOR

JSTOR (Journal STORage) presents the full text, in facsimile form, of the complete back files of important scholarly journals, generally from the first volume through issues published prior to the most recent three years. Music is a discipline category.   More Info

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JSTOR

JSTOR (Journal STORage) presents the full text, in facsimile form, of the complete back files of important scholarly journals, generally from the first volume through issues published prior to the most recent three years. Music is a discipline category.   More Info

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MasterFILE Premier

Abstracts and selected full-text of articles from popular magazines and peer-reviewed journals. Much music coverage.   More Info

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Music Index

Indexes articles from over 640 international music periodicals, as well as other non-music periodicals (e.g., the Village Voice). Citations to articles, book reviews, reviews of music recordings, tapes, and performances. Includes first performances and obituaries.   More Info

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Music-In-Print Series Online

This product can be accessed ONLY in the Music Library.
Databases of music titles (scores) in print with publisher and pricing information. The databases include Secular choral music, Sacred choral music, Organ music, Classical vocal music, Orchestral music, String music, Classical guitar, Woodwind, Piano, and Miscellaneous music in print. There is also a separate directory of music publishers. Very brief citations (Composer, title, publisher, and category) for printed music.   More Info

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NAXOS Music Library

Provides recordings from complete catalogs of Naxos and other recording companies. Music includes classical, jazz, world and folk. Includes liner notes, listening guides, biographies, and librettos.   More Info

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Periodicals Index Online

Indexes periodicals published from 1770 to the present in the humanities and social sciences. Subject areas include music and the performing arts.   More Info

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Project Muse

Full-text online editions of over 100 scholarly journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences that are published by The Johns Hopkins University Press and other scholarly publishers. Some music journals are included.   More Info

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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Citations and abstracts for articles, books, conference proceedings, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings and videos, reviews, etc. All aspects of music covered.   More Info

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RIPM Online

Indexes 60 primarily 19th-century music journals published in Europe and the U.S. Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian, Spain, Sweden and the United States. Topics emphasize nineteenth-century music and musical life; access to this information is critical for the development of nineteenth-century studies in musicology. Citations only.   More Info

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RISM: Online Catalogue of Musical Sources

The International Inventory of Musical Sources (RISM) is an international, non-profit joint venture documenting the world's musical sources of manuscripts or printed music, works on music theory and libretti stored in libraries, archives, monasteries, schools and private collections. RISM series A/II: 'Music manuscripts after 1600' is available online. It is the most comprehensive annotated index and guide to music manuscripts produced after 1600.Includes citations for musical sources and locations of manuscript or printed music, libretti, and music theory texts.   More Info

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Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum

The Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum (TML) is an evolving database of the entire corpus of Latin music theory written during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It complements but does not duplicate the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG), Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL), Lexicon musicum Latinum medii aevi (LmL), and similar projects such as the Center for Computer Analysis of Texts (CCAT) and saggi musicali italiani (SMI).

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Encyclopedias, Directories, Handbooks

Reference Universe

For concise but scholarly discussions on any topic, search article titles and/or back-of-the-book indexes for over 4,000 reference books (subject encyclopedias, handbooks, etc.). While historical information may appear in any source, many titles are explicitly historical   More Info

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