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Oxford Music OnlineAccess and cross-search the vast resources of Oxford's music reference in one location. Searchable resources include: the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music. NOTE: Only 3 users allowed at one time. If you cannot log in, try again later.
Music IndexComprehensive subject-author guide to music periodical literature. The Music Index Online has been available in print since 1949. Coverage from 1973 to the present. Contains surveyed data from over 850 music periodicals from over 40 countries. This database duly cites book reviews, obituaries, news periodicals, and news and articles about music, musicians, and the music industry.
Grove Dictionary of American Music (2nd Edition)Grove Dictionary of American Music is a comprehensive reference publication on American Music. Articles range from small definitions of dance styles and musical terms to mid-length biographies of important performers, composers and music patrons, to longer examinations of larger subjects such as the history of jazz, musical instruments, music education in the United States, and the American history of the orchestra.
Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2nd Edition)Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments is a comprehensive reference publication on musical instruments. The second edition includes greatly expanded coverage of instruments from around the world and their builders, with special attention given to electronic and experimental instruments, the human body as an instrument, the history and techniques of instrument design and manufacture, performance practice, and the scholars who have shaped our current understanding of musical instruments.
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music onlineThe Garland encyclopaedia of world music online contains more than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world. Each volume contains an overview of the region, a survey of its musical heritage, traditions and themes; and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Articles include detailed photographs that show musicians, musical instrument, and the cultural context of dances, rituals, and ceremonies.
JSTORThe Library has purchased access to the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I-XV collections, Life Sciences collection, and Business IV. These collections provide full-text journal backfiles in various disciplines. Selected journals in the following subject areas are available: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology and Statistics.
Project MuseAccess to selected full text of approximately 250 scholarly journals published by university presses. The publishers involved are Johns Hopkins University Press, Carnegie Mellon University Press, Duke University Press, Indiana University Press, MIT Press, Oxford University Press, Pennsylvania State University Press, University of Hawaii Press, University of Texas Press, and the University of Wisconsin Press. Most journals included are in arts and humanities.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (EBSCOhost)RILM, a comprehensive, ongoing guide to publications on music from all over the world, is an indispensable tool for scholars, students, librarians, performers, teachers, and music lovers. RILM includes over 620,000 records; over 30,000 new records are added every year, covering all document types: articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, electronic resources, reviews, and more.
RISM Online (International Inventory of Musical Sources)The RISM Series A/II Database contains bibliographic records for music manuscripts written after circa 1600 and, in most cases, before circa 1850. Records include information in standard bibliographic categories as well as graphical images of music incipits. The RISM-U.S. Libretto Database contains bibliographic records for more than 11,000 printed and manuscript libretti for musical stage pieces from the earliest manifestations through the beginning of the twentieth century. The RISM Libraries Directory identifies more than 5,500 libraries world-wide that hold music materials relevant to RISM series. The RISM Bibliographic Citations Database contains references for all thematic catalogues and other secondary sources cited in the RISM A/II Music Manuscripts Database and the RISM-US Libretto Database.
Music Periodicals Database (formerly International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) Full Text)Music Periodicals Database draws its current content from more than 300 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. It covers nearly all aspects of the world of music, from the most scholarly studies to the latest crazes. NOTE: Only 4 users allowed at one time. If you cannot login, try again later.
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WorldCatWorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. You can search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearby and find research articles and digital items (like audiobooks) that can be directly viewed or downloaded.
Interlibrary LoanFaculty, students and staff can request items that are not owned (or lost) in the UH Library system. The ILL Department will locate the items at other universities and libraries for you. Items are generally provided free of charge.
Streaming Audio Resources
Naxos Music Library (NML)Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world's largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 66,200 CDs with more than 1 million tracks. On average, 800 new CDs are added to the library every month. The library offers the catalogs of more than 320 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month. Among the labels whose catalogs are included in the service are leading independent classical labels such as ARC, Berlin Classics, BIS, Capriccio, Chandos, CPO, Haenssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naive, Naxos, Nimbus, Ondine and Vanguard Classics. World music content is provided by ARC, Celestial Harmonies and others; and there is also jazz, film music, nostalgia, classic and contemporary rock content.
Classical Music LibraryClassical Music Library is the world's largest multi-label streaming audio database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. Classical Music Library includes more than 50,000 recordings of music written from the earliest times (eg Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.
We add repertoire according the MLA publication 'A Basic Music Library' to ensure Classical Music Library includes at least one recording of each work listed. We provide multiple recordings of most major works, to enable comparative listening. Classical Music Library also includes many works not in the MLA list, and is increasingly adding recordings by great performers and composers. NOTE: Only 4 users allowed at a time. If you cannot login, try again later.
Contemporary World MusicContemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent with approximately 200,000 streaming music tracks available online. The database will 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.