Research Databases by Subject - Music 
  • African American Music Reference
    Contains 50,000 pages that offers the first comprehensive coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression. This release includes 4,426 essays and images from 128 sources.
  • American Song
    Allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past.This database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys.
  • Classical Music Library
    A fully searchable classical music resource & a comprehensive database of distinguished classical recordings. It includes tens of thousands of licensed recordings that users can listen to online from Medieval to contemporary, from choral works to symphonies, operas, and the avant-garde, including multiple versions of works. A reference section includes biographies of specific composers, an image collection sorted by composer, a music discovery that allows you to hear concerts based on a theme, a glossary/dictionary of musical terms & a concise history of music by historical period.
  • Classical Music Reference Library
    Brings together more than 40,000 pages 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, which are available for the first time in electronic form. This release includes 28,504 essays and images from 39 sources.
  • Classical Scores Library
    Contains 400,000 pages of the most important classical scores and manuscripts, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 25,000 scores.
  • Contemporary World Music
    Delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. Contain important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.
  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
    The first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music.
  • Jazz Music Library
    The largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online — with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.
  • Music Online
    A new search tool that lets you cross-search the Alexander Street audio, video, scores, and full-text music reference collections. The full suite of music collections comprises the broadest and most comprehensive resource available for the study of classical, jazz, world, and American music.
  • Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
    A virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. Provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.

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