Provides direct access to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, a collection of reference articles, biographies, bibliographic entries, and discographies. It is also part of Oxford Music Online.
The International Music Score Library Project is a wiki-based, searchable database of pdf, gif, epub, midi and other music file types. Most (but not all) pieces are in the public domain, and the contributors range from individual enthusiasts who are scanning old sheet music to major university initiatives. Over 170,000 scores.
Provides full-text reference articles, biographies, images, sheet music, lyrics, liner notes, and discographies which chronicle the African American experience through music. Covers blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, and other forms.
Covers music of all the world's peoples. Each volume contains an overview of a region's musical traditions and themes, descriptions of musical genres and practices. Ten volume printed set in HSSE – 3rd floor - 780.9 G183 1998
Streaming access to Folkways and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (nearly 3,000 albums of music, spoken word, and sounds) plus several other ethnographic labels, including Cook Records, Monitor Records, and the International Library of African Music (ILAM). Special vocabularies facilitate browsing by musical instrument, geographic area, cultural group, genre, and other fields. Liner notes available under a “Related Documents” tab. Downloads available through a “Purchase URL” link.
Provides full-text access to music reference resources. Includes over 50,000 articles, 28,000 biographies, 400,000 bibliographic entries, and thousands of discographies. It also includes Grove Music Online.
Archive of popular music journalism of the last 60 years. More than 35,000 articles from hundreds of US and UK publications, including Creem, Melody Maker, and New Musical Express. Covers Rock ‘n’ Roll, R&B, Funk, Punk, and other genres. Articles are fully searchable by author, artists, genre, keyword, date, publication, etc. Also features audio interviews.
The Sheet Music Consortium is an open collection of digitized sheet music using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. Harvested metadata about sheet music in participating collections is hosted by UCLA Digital Library Program.