(see also General)
[Audio, Video & Scores]
[Also of Interest]
- Indexes to Journals and Books:
- International Index to
Music Periodicals (ProQuest)
- Covers nearly all aspects of the world
of music, from the most scholarly studies to the latest
IIMP draws its current content from more than 375
international music periodicals from over 20
countries, and also indexes feature music
articles and obituaries appearing in The New York Times
and The Washington Post.
on the Web:
- The online public access catalog of Long Island University's
six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.
- Online Encyclopedias and Books:
Music Online (Oxford)
- Formerly Grove Music Online, this
contains the full text of the New Grove Dictionary
of Music and Musicians (29 volumes), the New Grove Dictionary of
Opera, the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz,
the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the
Oxford Companion to Music. Over 29,000 articles cover
all aspects of music including new schools of
thought within musicology, such as
feminism, nazism, and gay and lesbian music, as well as
increased coverage of world, jazz, popular, and
20th-century music. Also has over 3000 links to related websites,
including sound archives and illustrations.
Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990 (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Includes more than 550 entries focusing on artists active from 1990-2003.
Individual artists and groups in all popular styles are covered, including rock, rhythm & blues,
rap, country, electronica, jazz, vocal, and crossover classical. Includes select discographies,
bibliographies, a glossary of music terms, a table of best-selling music since 1990, and more.
- ebrary (ebrary)
offers over 25,000 full-text books, sheet music titles, maps, reports, and other authoritative documents from more
than 180 leading academic, trade, and professional publishers. The collections are particularly strong in
business, economics, education, computers, technology, science, medicine, history,
language, literature, humanities, politics, and social sciences. Publishers include The McGraw-Hill Companies,
Random House, Penguin Classics, Taylor
& Francis, Yale University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Greenwood, and more
Renaissance (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Presents the people, places and times that defined an era and documents
the launch of cultural development among African Americans in 1920s Harlem. Emphasizes
literature but also covers music, performing arts, visual arts, and nightlife. Includes
almanac and biographies sections with primary source documents
in sidebars throughout.
- Audio, Video, and Scores:
Music Library (Naxos)
- Provides access to over 90,000 music files from more than 6,200
CDs with almost 7,000 composers represented. Includes practically all standard
repertoire, a wide range of rare repertoire, jazz, world music, and more from the complete
Naxos, Marco Polo and Da Capo catalogues, with titles from the leading independent
labels being continually added. Most recordings come with scholarly
notes that have been written by respected musicologists. Additional text content
includes the lives and works of the greatest composers; history and explanations
of classical music and instruments; history, explanations, synopses,
and libretti of operas; glossaries, and pronunciation guide. Music can be searched by
genre, composer, country, title, period, year of composition, instrument, music category,
name of artist/performing group, or a combination of these criteria. Faculty can create
and edit playlists that can be made available to students.
- IMSLP /
Petrucci Music Library (Project Petrucci)
- The International Music Score Library Project, formed by a merger of the Petrucci
Music Library and the International Music Database Project, provides access to over 17,000
music scores from both the public domain classical repertoire and
from contemporary composers who wish to release their music to the public free of charge. It
also encourages the exchange of musical ideas through online forums and discussion
pages for each piece.
in Video (Alexander Street Press)
- Contains hundreds of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential
performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary,
experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers
of modern concert dance. Included are classic performances from top ballet companies;
experimental works from up-and-coming dance troupes; documentaries by and about leading
choreographers; videos on dance training; and other items covering a wide range of 20th
century dance styles.
- Also of Interest:
and Humanities Through the Eras (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- For each of the five major periods (Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece & Rome,
Medieval Europe, Renaissance Europe, and the Baroque & Enlightenment), it discusses
architecture & design, dance, fashion, literature, music, philosophy, religion, theater,
and visual arts, profiling milestones, movements, masterworks, and schools of thought in
relation to each other, as well as to history and culture. Includes an overview of each
period with a chronology of major world events and biographical profiles of pioneers, masters,
and other prominent figures in the field.
James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Covers the culture of mass appeal - all the experiences in life shared by a
people in common as well as those things created for the majority to be easily understandable
and accessible (often disseminated by the mass media) to them. Includes: social life, music,
print, film, television, radio, sports, art, performance, food, fashion, holidays, hairstyles, and
more, emphasizing American popular culture in the second half of the 20th century. Each entry
analyzes the topic and its significance within the broader cultural context.
Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.
NOVEL (New York Online Virtual
Electronic Library) is a statewide virtual library provided free to
the public by the New York State Library.
It is currently a pilot project funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
grant to the NY State Library by the Federal Institute of
Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
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