Music Databases

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Rhonda Glazier
Director of Collections Management

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Music Databases

Naxos Music Library  years vary
(Note: Headphones are available at the Circulation Desk if you wish to listen to music in the Library.)
An online classical music library that offers streaming access to thousands of music tracks. This database also includes text-based reference materials such as synopses of operas, work analyses, and a glossary.

Naxos Music Library Jazz  years vary
(Note: Headphones are available at the Circulation Desk if you wish to listen to music in the Library.)
The jazz focused version of the Naxos Musical Library. This database offers thousands of online streaming jazz music tracks.

Music Online: Classical Scores Library Alexander Street Press 
Contains more than 51,000 titles and 1.3 million printable pages of the most important scores in classical music, ranging from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. More than 4,600 composers are included, from traditionally studied composers such as Mozart and Tchaikovsky to contemporary artists including Kaija Saariaho, Peter Maxwell-Davies, and John Tavener.

Article Databases

Academic Search Premier EBSCOhost years vary
Provides full text for more than 3,430 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Academic OneFile Gale/InfoTrac 1980-
Contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources in the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.

OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson) EBSCOhost 1982-
This general database includes articles that cover a wide range of topics in education, general science, humanities, and the social sciences. Formerly known as WilsonWeb, OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition contains the full text of articles from over 2,500 publications and abstracts from nearly 3,600 publications.

JSTOR  years vary
Full-text of core journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Coverage includes the entirety of each journal with the exception of the current five years.

Project MUSE John Hopkins University years vary
Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and many others.

America: History and Life with Full Text EBSCOhost 1955-
A comprehensive bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text  EBSCOhost 1955-
A comprehensive bibliographic reference to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life with Full Text); provides coverage of 2,000 journals published throughout the world.

Reference Databases

Oxford Reference Online  years vary
A multidisciplinary online reference collection containing over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works including a broad range of titles from the Oxford Companion Series published by Oxford University Press. The entire collection is fully-indexed and cross-searchable.

Gale Virtual Reference Library  years vary
Database of full-text encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.