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|Oxford Music Online||info||n/a||all|
|Oxford 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 50,000 signed articles and 28,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world, Oxford Music Online is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music.|
|RILM Abstracts of Music Literature||info||some||none|
Published by Rpertoire International de Littrature Musicale, New York, RILM "contains records in over 200 languages; entries include original-language titles, title translations in English, full bibliographic information, and abstracts in English, as well as author, journal, and in-depth subject indexes." RILM covers music and other subjects as they relate to music, including: acoustics; liturgy; aesthetics; mathematics; anthropology; music therapy; criticism; pedagogy; dance; performance practice and notation; dramatic arts; philosophy; ethnomusicology; physics; historical musicology; physiology; instruments and voice; psychology; librarianship; sociology; linguistics and semiotics; theory and analysis; literature; and visual arts. Materials indexed include "articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, conference proceedings, discographies, dissertations, ethnographic recordings, Festschriften, films, iconographies, and videos. . . . Concert reviews, recording notes, and pedagogical manuals are indexed if they are of scholarly interest." Coverage dates from 1969. Updated monthly.
|International Index to Music Periodicals||info||some||some|
IMP covers all aspects of music, including genre, music education, performance, ethnomusicology, musical theatre, theory, popular music forms, and composition in both scholarly and popular music journals.
|Naxos Music Library||info||n/a||n/a|
Naxos Music Library is for GVSU music faculty and students only. Since only 15 concurrent users are allowed, we regret that it can be used only for music study, not for pleasure listening. The most comprehensive collection of classical music available online, Naxos Music Library includes the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Dacapo catalogues of over 85,000 tracks, including Classical music, Jazz, Blues, World, Folk and Chinese music. While listening, users can read notes on the works being played, biographical information on composers or artists, and the full CD insert text with insightful information about the works, artists and composers. The collection is continually increasing, not only from the Naxos label but from other leading independent labels, benchmarked against the collection development suggestions outlined in the Music Library Association's A Basic Music Library. You can listen to whole CDs or individual tracks. You will have CD quality sound at 128K broadband, near-cd quality at 64K broadband, and FM quality at 20K (dial-up).
Hardware and software requirements:
For PC user: * MS Windows 98SE, 2000, XP with MS IE 6.0 and Media Player 9.0 * Browser Settings: Security settings of MEDIUM and lower, ActiveX controls enabled, cookies enabled
For Apple user: * iMac with OS 8.6 with MS IE 5.1 and Media Player 7.1 or OS X 10.2.8 with MS IE 5.2 and Media Player 9.0 * Browser Settings: Security settings of MEDIUM and lower, cookies enabled
Your computer's Internet connection will determine the streaming rate you can choose. A higher rate means better sound quality. The minimum requirements are: Broadband for 128K streaming DSL or ISDN for 64K streaming Dial-up connection for 20K streaming
|IPS Source Contains phonetic transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias, German Lieder, French mélodies, and Italian art songs, featuring the texts to the works of all the great song and opera composers as found in the most common anthologies.|
|Academic Search Premier (Ebsco)||info||some||some|
|Academic Search Premier is a giant database that covers more than 8,000 journals, 85% of which are peer-reviewed and over 55% are full text, and full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. It covers a wide variety of disciplines.|
|JSTOR provides the searchable full text of the backfiles (at least 3 years old) of many of the core research and academic society published journals in almost all subject areas, but its emphasis is in the humanities and social sciences. The majority of JSTOR’s content is academic and peer-reviewed.|
|Opera in Video||info||n/a||n/a|
|Opera in Video will contain 250 of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon.|
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