Databases & Indexes: Music

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Name Description Access
A Collection of Hymns... (1876)

John Wesley's Methodist hymnbook with index to the full texts of the hymns.

Global Access
Academic Search Premier

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

Rider Access
American Song (ASP)

Content from African American Music is now a part of American Song, including 17,000 tracks from the original interface, plus 18,000 newly released tracks.  American Song is a history database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past.The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. Content from African American Music is now a part of American Song, including 17,000 tracks from the original interface, plus 18,000 newly released tracks. See the About page for details.

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Audio
ArtSearch: The National Employment Bulletin for the Arts

Talbott use only. Ask Reference Librarian to enter login information.

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Biographical Dictionary of Organists, Composers for Organ and Organ Builders

This database is a combined online version of the book “Bibliography of  Organ Music” (composition list) and the forthcoming book “Biographical Dictionary of the Organ” (biographical details) both by W. B. Henshaw and published by Bardon Music. Please see reference librarian for login information.

Westminster Access
Cambridge Journals Online

In line with the commitment of Cambridge University Press to advance learning, knowledge and research worldwide, the Press currently publishes over 220 peer-reviewed academic journals for the global market. Containing the latest research from a broad sweep of subject areas, Cambridge journals are accessible worldwide in print and online.

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CANTUS Home Page

Database of Gregorian Chant.

Global Access
Classical Music Library (ASP)

Classical Music Library is the world's largest multi-label database of recordings for listening and learning in libraries. Coverage of repertoire is increasing as new labels are added (currently over 32 labels). Never before have institutions been able to offer library users such ease of access to our recorded heritage.

Moore Library thanks Talbott for sharing this resource with the Lawrenceville Campus.

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Audio
Classical Music Reference Library (ASP)

The Classical Music Reference Library brings together reference materials, spanning the entire history of Western classical music. Included are the reference titles Baker's dictionary of music, Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians, Baker's student encyclopedia of music and Women composers: music through the ages. Provides coverage of all classical genres, from the Medieval period to the 21st century.

Rider Access
Classical Scores Library (ASP)

A collection of important classical music scores, manuscripts, and unpublished material. Provides for textual searching by various criteria.

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Composing and Composers
Primarily links to Composer Sites from the Sibelius Academy.
Global Access
Contemporary World Music (ASP)

Contemporary World Music will contain 50,000 tracks that delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. 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. This database is a complementary database to Smithsonian global sound for libraries - it includes a blend of contemporary and traditional world music recordings from many labels throughout the world

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Audio
Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States

This very comprehensive chart presents the most current information regarding the use of unpublished works, works of corporate authorship, works spanning certain dates, and their associated copyright terms. Also available in Portable Document Format (.pdf).

Global Access
Credo Reference

Credo Reference provides access to 600+ encyclopedias, handbooks, guides and dictionaries.  These reference works cover a wide swath of topics including, science and medicine, history and cultural studies, business, education, and much more.

Rider Access
DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music)

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.

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Audio
Education Full Text

Education Full Text™ provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more.

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ERIC

ERIC, the U.S. Department of Education's Educational Resource Information Center database, contains citations and abstracts from over 980 educational and education-related journals, as well as full text of more then 2,200 digests.

PLEASE NOTE: The ERIC Digests and documents may not complete full text online. They may be labled, "best part". Moore Library has a complete set of full text of ERIC documents in its collections. Please call 609-896-5115 for assistance. The University Libraries are not liable for any documents that you may order through the ERIC database.

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Grove Music Online (Oxford Music Online)

Grove Music Online has been the leading online resource for music research since its inception in 2001, a glorious compendium of music scholarship offering the full texts 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 (2001), as well as all subsequent updates and emendations. Including more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world, Grove Music Online is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music. a subscription to Grove Music Online also includes The Oxford Companion to Music (2002) and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Second Edition, Revised (2006), both titles supplementing Grove's more extensive coverage with content geared toward undergraduates and general users.

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Hymnary.org

A comprehensive index of 5,042 hymnals, 1,039,939 published hymns, scores and media files, and information from sources such as Julian's Dictionary of Hymnology, hymnal handbooks, and experts in the field. 

Global Access
Hymntune Index

The HTI database contains all hymn tunes printed anywhere in the world with English-language texts up to 1820, and their publication history up to that date.

Global Access
IPA Source

Online since 2003, IPA Source is the web's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. Now with over 2500 texts!

Rider Access
Jazz Music Library (ASP)

Jazz Music Library will be the largest and most comprehensive collection of jazz available online — with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.

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Audio
JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive

JSTOR contains the full text of articles published in approximately 430 journals from the fields of arts and sciences, and business. Its archive spans from the first volume of the journal to within the past three to five years of the journal.

Rider Access
Latin American Choral Music Global Access
Medici.tv

All year long you can enjoy free live concerts, operas, ballets with the greatest artists of our time on our audio-visual platform. These live events are then available for a limited time on our website. Since its opening in 2008, medici.tv has built an international reputation by broadcasting over 200 classical music events and by connecting a community of aficionados from over 180 countries.

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Met Opera On Demand

Met Opera On Demand (BETA) is the Metropolitan Opera's new online streaming service, providing unlimited access to more than 450 Met performances in three formats.Please see the Student Access User Guide for search tips, and the FAQs-Help section for technical requirements and answers to typical troubleshooting problems and solutions. Talbott Library is currently accessing this database as a BETA test site, so user input is valuable. Please send user comments to Robert Terrio (rterrio@rider.edu).

Westminster Access
Music Index

The Music Index is a comprehensive guide to music periodicals and literature featuring digitized content from 1970 to present. Formerly The Music Index Online provided by Harmonie Park Press, this database contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry for more than 475 periodicals, as well as book reviews, obituaries, news, and selective coverage for more than 230 periodicals. The comprehensive coverage of the music field and every aspect of the classical and popular worlds of music makes Music Index an invaluable resource for both novice and scholar.

Rider Access
Music Online (ASP)

Music Online will deliver audio recordings, video recordings, full-text reference materials, musical scores, liner notes, biographies, and images from the entire suite of Alexander Street Press music products on a single cross-searchable platform. Music Online can potentially cross-search any combination of these databases:

  • African American Music Reference
  • American Song
  • Classical Music Library
  • Classical Music Reference Library
  • Classical Scores Library
  • Contemporary World Music       
  • The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
  • Jazz Music Library
  • Opera in Video
Rider Access
Audio
Music Resources (Sibelius Academy)

Links for church music, composers and composing, computer music, MIDI, early music, Finnish music, ethnic music, jazz and blues, music magazines, music education, music history and theory, opera, popular music, and others.

Global Access
Musica International

The international database of choral repertoire. Use this database to search for information about choral works.

Global Access
Musical America

The same databases as the print addition, with regularly updated information which includes daily industry-specific news stories, performance revies, and searchable archives of past news, reviews, etc.

Global Access
Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online. It includes the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Dacapo catalogues of over 85,000 tracks, including Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music. Whilst listening, you can read notes on the works being played as well as biographical information on composers or artists in Naxos's extensive database. All these can be accessible from computers in academic libraries, home or office. Naxos Music Library and all of its contents are owned by Naxos Digital Ltd., part of the Hong Kong-based Naxos Group of Companies.  Naxos Online Libraries YouTube Channel

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Audio
Naxos Video Library

The Naxos Video Library is a performing arts video library with over 300* operas, ballets, documentaries, live concerts, and musical tours of historic places. It includes the Naxos DVD label, Opus Arte, Arthaus, Dacapo, EuroArts, among others and is continuously updated to offer the best selection of performing arts videos.

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Video
OmniFile Full Text Mega

OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition™ contains a wealth of essential material for learning and detailed research in a single, easily-searched database. With the full text of articles from over 2,500 publications, and indexing and abstracts from nearly 3,600 publications, this database provides invaluable support for research in all core undergraduate subjects and for cross-disciplinary work.

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Opera in Video (ASP)

A streaming video database that will contain approximately 250 important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world's leading performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work's importance to the operatic canon. The 2008 release includes 40 videos, equaling 80 hours.

Rider Access
Video
Oremus Hymnal

This online hymnal contains texts and MIDI files of tunes used in much of the English-speaking world, with particular emphasis on the Anglican tradition. Currently, fifty-two Anglican hymnals from the past 140 years have been indexed.

Global Access
Oxford Handbooks Online

The collection of Oxford Handbooks is one of the most prestigious and successful strands of Oxford’s scholarly publishing, containing in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field.  For the first time, all Handbooks are available online as well as in print and monthly updates introduce articles in advance of print publication and beyond the book, born-digital content ensuring the most current, authoritative coverage anywhere.

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Oxford History of Western Music

The Oxford History of Western Music online offers an unmatched account of the evolution of Western classical music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin.

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Pipe Organ Glossary

Glossary of Organ terms plus links to more resources.

Global Access
Polish Music Reference Center

Manuscripts, scores, and recordings of Polish music, as well as books, articles and other information about Polish musical subjects.

Global Access
Project MUSE

Currently, Project MUSE offers nearly 200 quality journal titles from some 30 scholarly publishers. ...Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others." Project MUSE includes the full content of each journal with the exception of advertisements.

Rider Access
Resources of Scholarly Societies - Music

List of links to societies and background information on general history of formation and function of societies.

Global Access
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

An international journal of abstracts in English of current scholarly literature on music in all languages including books, articles, commentaries, prefaces to editions, dissertations, and reviews.

Rider Access
RISM: Repertoire International des Sources Musicales

RISM series A/II, "Music Manuscripts after 1600", is a comprehensive, annotated index to music manuscripts after 1600. There are currently 412,000+ records in the database, with approximately 20,000 added each year. Some of the indexed fields include manuscript location, provenance, source form (score, voice, etc.), library sigla, and composer. Information is derived from approximately 600 libraries and archives in 31 countries.

Rider Access
Sage Publications Online

SAGE publishes more than 520 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine. SAGE Journals Online is the delivery platform that provides online access to the full text of individual SAGE journals.

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Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries (ASP)

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.

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Audio
Texts of Lieder and Art Songs

Indexed by composer, poet, first line, and title.

Global Access
The Lutheran Hymnal Midi Project Home Page

Midi files of Lutheran hymns

Global Access
The Osiris Archive

Lists of Organ Specifications.

Global Access
The Pipe Organ

Educational Page with Glossary and links to other Sites.

Global Access
Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum (TML)

Indiana University: Center for the History of Music and Literature

The Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum (TML) is an evolving database of the entire corpus of Latin music theory written during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Global Access
Visible Body - 3D Human Anatomy Atlas 2

Requires Unity Web Player 3.4+.

Launch Visible Body 3D Human Anatomy Atlas 2 to start exploring the interactive 3D model of the human body.

Westminster Access
Visible Body - 3D Muscle Premium 2

Requires Unity Web Player 3.4+.

Launch Visible Body 3D Muscle Premium 2 to start exploring the interactive 3D model of the human muscular system.

Westminster Access