Music Databases

Connect to American Song on the Web
A streaming music service containing over 50,000 tracks reflecting the music of all American ethnic groups and regions, from the Revolutionary War to the present. Includes all the music formerly available in the African American Song database. Updated continuously.
Connect to Arts & Humanities Citation Index on the Web
A cited reference index, indicating which works were cited in the bibliographies of articles in over 1,400 journals in the arts and humanities. 1993-present.
CD Sheet Music - CD-ROM available at the Circulation Desk. Click to see a full list of CD-ROM databases.
CD Sheet Music
Sheet music for nineteenth-century art songs, all of which are in the public domain and may be printed out for one's personal use. The collection consists of the following parts: French Art Songs, Early Romantic German Lieder, Mid-Romantic German Lieder, Late Romantic German Lieder, German Lieder for Medium & Low Voice, and the Complete Songs of Schubert.
Connect to Classical Music Library on the Web
A streaming classical music service containing tens of thousands of music tracks from more than 30 American and European classical music labels. Updated continuously.
Connect to Contemporary World Music on the Web
An online listening service containing contemporary music from every continent. Included are such genres as reggae, calypso, neo-traditional, world fusion, Bollywood, as well as traditional music such as Indian classical, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, and more. Updated continuously.
Connect to Essay and General Literature Index on the Web
Indexes over 330,000 essays and articles contained in anthologies and collections of essays published in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences. 1900-present. Updated daily.
Connect to Oxford Music Online on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Grove Music Online
Now available as Oxford Music Online
An online encyclopedia of music, containing the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd ed.), as well as other Grove Dictionaries of Music and music reference works from Oxford University Press. Updated continuously.
Connect to Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective on the Web
Indexes nearly 1200 scholarly journals covering the entire range of the humanities and social sciences from 1907-1984. Also covers many important scientific journals through the 1950s. For indexing of articles appearing 1985-present., use Social Sciences Full Text and/or Humanities Full Text.
Connect to Humanities Full Text on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Indexes and abstracts English-language articles in the most important journals in the humanities, from 1984-present. The full text of many of these articles is available online from 1995 forward. Updated daily. For indexing of articles appearing prior to 1984, use Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective.
Connect to Index to Printed Music: Collections and Series on the Web
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Indexes individual pieces of music printed in standard scholarly editions, such as the complete works of composers and musical anthologies. Updated quarterly.
Connect to International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Indexes and abstracts over 60,000 journal articles, books, book articles, and dissertations on all aspects of theatre, dance, and other performing arts worldwide. Includes the full text of articles from more than 140 journals and more than 300 full-text books. Years of coverage vary by title. Updated regularly.
Connect to Jazz Music Library on the Web
A streaming music database containing almost 19,000 tracks representing thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres from around the world. Among the legendary performers represented are Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Vince Guaraldi, Billie Holliday, Chuck Mangione, Thelonious Monk, and Charlie Parker. Updated continuously.
Connect to Music Index on the Web
Indexes articles from more than 705 international music periodicals on all aspects of classical & popular music. 1970-present. Updated regularly.
Connect to Music Online on the Web
A comprehensive online resource that cross-searches and gives access to all the following streaming music databases at the same time: American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound. Updated continuously.
Connect to Oxford Music Online on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Formerly Grove Music Online
An online encyclopedia of music, containing the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd ed.), as well as other Grove Dictionaries of Music and music reference works from Oxford University Press. Updated continuously.
Connect to Smithsonian Global Sound on the Web
A streaming music service containing more than 41,000 tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds. Containing the complete recordings released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and other ethnomusicological collections, it contains a wide array of American ethnic and folk music, as well as traditional music from around the world. Also included are music from American history (from the Revolution through the Civil Rights era), an extensive collection of children's songs, and many speeches, readings of poetry and drama, and sounds from the natural world. Updated continuously.
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