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A comprehensive collection of classical music available online. While listening, you can read notes on the works being played as well as biographical information on composers or artists in Naxos's extensive database.
Naxos Music Library
Streaming access to a comprehensive collection of classical music recordings (CD-quality audio) searchable by composer, title, performer, genre, or keyword. Access to more than 130,000 CDs (more than 2 million tracks). Approximately 800 new CDs are added every month. This database greatly augments our library's physical CD collection of 5,700 titles. Allows 15 simultaneous users. Coverage: contains primary sources. Full text.
Top 3 Music Databases
Looking for journal articles? Try these databases first.
A comprehensive guide to publications about music, musicians, and the music industry. Indexes scholarly journals, popular magazines, book reviews, obituaries, and news. Covers all styles and genres of the world’s music. See also The Music Index print volumes (Reference ML118 .M84 1949-1969) for older sources not in the online version. Coverage: 1970-present. Some full text.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
The most comprehensive and scholarly international index to writings about music and other performing arts. RILM indexes journal articles, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and reviews of books and performances. Includes abstracts and some full-text. Coverage: 1967 to present.
RIPM (Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals)
RIPM (Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals) is the historical counterpart to RILM, indexing and abstracting international writings on music, music history, and musical culture published between 1800 and 1950. RIPM currently indexes the contents of 120 music periodicals including articles, reviews, illustrations, music examples, advertisements, press reviews, and more. RIPM now includes full text with the complete runs of more than 100 rare music periodicals from the 19th and early 20th century. New titles are added every six months. Coverage: 1800-1950. Mostly Full-Text.
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If you need more information on researching Music, contact the library liaison for Music or look at the guide for researching Music.
Grove Music Online is an encyclopedia that comprises the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition(2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, (2002).
Grove Music Online
The online version of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. (For the 29 print volumes, see Reference ML100 .N48 2000.) The major part of Oxford Music Online, and the most comprehensive encyclopedia of music, including classical, popular, jazz and world music. This is the definitive starting point for research on composers and their works, musical periods and styles, music history and related performing arts. Allows 3 simultaneous users. Coverage: Updated at least 3 times a year. Full-Text.