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Academic OneFile
Description:  A collection of peer-reviewed, full-text articles in HTML and PDF format with coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other subjects; intended primarily for academic researchers. It also contains podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content to 1995.
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Academic search complete
Description:  A scholarly, multidisciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for over 10,000 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and others. Also includes full-text access to over 5,000 journals. Offers coverage of many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.
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All music guide : AMG
Description:  A comprehensive guide to all forms of music and musicians including discographies and a glossary. The site is searchable by artist name, album or song title, music genre, or record label.
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Arts & humanities citation index
Description:  Multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.
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British periodicals
Description:  When complete, British Periodicals will consist of searchable full text of more than 460 journals published from the 1680s to the 1930s. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.
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Cambridge companions complete collection
Description:  Cambridge Collections Online offers subject- or theme-based collections of content within a cross-searchable online environment. The Complete Cambridge Companions is available as a complete collection and as three sub-collections comprising the Cambridge Companions in Literature and Classics and the Cambridge Companions in Philosophy, Religion and Culture and now the Companions in Music. Each collection is updated with new Companions on publication.
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Classical music library
Description:  Provides musical sound recordings and MIDI files, program notes, reference texts (composer biographies, history, and glossary), and images. The music includes vocal and instrumental works from the Middle Ages through to the present. Users navigate through browse lists, a search engine and music track playlists.
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Dissertations & theses
Description:  Includes citations for over 2.7 million dissertations and theses from around the world, ranging from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts; master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Where available, PQDT provides twenty-four page previews. More than 1.2 million are available for download in PDF format.
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DRAM
Description:  A scholarly resource of recordings, including CD quality audio, liner notes and essays from New World, Composers Recordings (formerly Composers Recordings Inc./CRI) and other important labels. DRAM offers the educational community on-demand, streaming access to complete works. Includes works from folk to opera, Native American to jazz, 19th century classical to early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond.
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Grove music online
Description:  "The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrell, was published simultaneously in print and online as Grove Music Online in January 2001. Grove Music Online began to develop independently immediately; regular revisions and additions to the content began in Spring of 2001 and continue today through an ambitious editorial programme. In addition to the regular programme of revisions and new articles, Grove Music Online has grown to include The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (published in print in 1992 and online in 1999) and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition (2001). Through a partnership with Sibelius notation software, over 500 of Grove's musical examples are now available in sound as well as notated examples."--About Grove Music Online page, viewed June 22, 2008.
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Hymnary.org : a comprehensive index of hymns and hymnals
Description:  "A comprehensive index of 5,042 hymnals, 1,040,060 published hymns, scores and media files, and information from sources such as Julian's Dictionary of Hymnology, hymnal handbooks, and experts in the field. "--From home page.
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International index to music periodicals full text
Description:  Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 400 international music periodicals, plus full text for around 80 journals. Includes nearly 400,000 article records, the majority of which index the most recent eight years of publication. Around 153,000 index records in IIMP Full Text are from the backfile (up to 1995) and much of this coverage commences at the first issue of the journal run, some starting as early as 1874. Some complete journal runs are included, which cover the first published issue right up to the most current.
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International index to performing arts full text
Description:  "Multidisciplinary information resource designed specifically for the performing arts. It provides indexing, abstracts and selected full text from many sources covering film, theatre, dance, stagecraft, television, and more. Offering the widest span of scholarship available, IIPA Full Text ranges from 1864 to the most current issues." -- Home page.
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IPA Source : IPA transcriptions and literal translations of songs and arias
Description:  IPA Source contains International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content. Translations into English from multiple languages.
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Iter : gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Description:  A bibliography of approximately 230,000 articles and reviews drawn from over 400 medieval and renaissance journal titles. Updated daily and with more than 60,000 new records added annually, will be of great use to scholars interested in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).
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JSTOR
Description:  Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title.
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Music & performing arts online
Description:  "A new portal brings International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) and International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA) together in one site, enabling users to search both resources simultaneously." -- About this site.
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Music index online
Description:  Bibliographic database covering more than 725 international music periodicals from over 40 countries in 23 languages. Topics include every aspect of the classical and popular world of music, and are thoroughly categorized and organized according to the framework of an internal Subject List, which includes both Subject and Geographic headings. Covers all styles and genres of music. Cites book reviews, obituaries, new periodicals, and news and articles about music, musicians, and the music industry. Selected coverage before 1975. Coverage: 1975 to present.
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Musical America.Com
Description:  Business source for the music. Includes music industry news, a database featuring artists and artist managers, links to venues and presenters, and a complete directory of arts organizations, and more.
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Naxos music library
Description:  "Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world's largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 35,400 CDs with more than 504,500 tracks. On average, 500 new CDs are added to the library every month. The library offers the catalogs of more than 50 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 BIS, Chandos, CPO, Haenssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Vanguard Classics, VOX, and of course Naxos. World music content is provided by ARC, Celestial Harmonies and others; and there is also jazz, film music, nostalgia, classic and contemporary rock content. Resources offered by NML include synopses of over 700 operas, a pronunciation guide for composer and artist names and a glossary of musical terms."--About Naxos Music Library page.
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Neue Mozart-Ausgabe : Digital Mozart Edition
Description:  "The purpose of this web site, operated by the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum in cooperation with the Packard Humanities Institute, is to make Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's musical compositions widely and conveniently accessible to the public, for personal study and for educational and classroom use ... The digitized version offers the musical text and the critical commentary of the entire Neue Mozart-Ausgabe. Some restrictions apply to the reproduction of images of source materials, particularly in the supplement to the edition." Works may be searched by Köchel number, key, editor's name, Neue Mozart-Ausgabe series and volume number, as well as by keyword.
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Oxford history of western music
Description:  The Oxford History of Western Music presents Richard Taruskin's unmatched narrative account of the evolution of Western classical music online for the very first time. The full text from the five-volume 2009 paperback edition has been reproduced, as have notes, bibliographies, and further readings for each of the 69 chapters. numerous illustrations, and 1,800 musical examples.
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Oxford music online
Description:  Oxford Music Online is the access-point for current and forthcoming Oxford music reference subscriptions and products, including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music, and The Oxford Dictionary of Music. With OMO patrons can cross-search Grove and Oxford reference content in one location.
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Project Muse
Description:  Provides full-text online access to all journals published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Disciplines covered are humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
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RILM abstracts of music literature
Description:  "RILM offers a broad international coverage base and it includes music related works from articles, books, bibliographies, dissertations, film & video to concert reviews and recording notes - provided the items are of scholarly interest. Subject areas include: historical musicology, ethnomusicology, instruments and voice, librarianship, performance practice and notation, theory and analysis, pedagogy, liturgy, dance, criticism, music therapy, and interdisciplinary studies on music and various other fields, including literature, dramatic arts, visual arts, acoustics, aesthetics, anthropology, sociology, linguistics and semiotics, mathematics, philosophy, physiology, psychology, and physics."--About the databases Web page.
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RIPM online : Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals
Description:  "RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals is an international annotated bibliography of writings on musical history and culture, found in music periodicals published in seventeen countries between approximately 1800 and 1950. Treating primary source material, RIPM indexes the content of complete runs of journals, including articles, reviews, news columns, miscellaneous items, surveys of the press, bibliographies, iconography and advertising. In addition, RIPM offers access to an immense bibliography of music and to thousands of English-language translations of foreign documents."--EBSCOHost Choose databases page, viewed July 7, 2008.
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RISM : series A/II : music manuscripts after 1600
Description:  "RISM is an international, annotated bibliography, which aims to document the world's musical sources of manuscripts or printed music, works on music theory, and libretti."--EbscoHost database description.
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WorldCat
Description:  Provides access to book and archival collections from over nine thousand university, large public and research libraries around the world. Items can often be requested and obtained through the library's interlibrary loan department.
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