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Print Location: Con Ref ML105 .E36
Print Location: Con Ref Desk ML113 .H52 1980 v.1-2
An international bibliography of scholarly writings on music and related disciplines, with abstracts in English.
Dates of coverage: 1967-present.
Comprehensive music bibliography providing international coverage of music literature.
Dates of coverage: 18th century-1966
Citations to articles in scholarly and popular music periodicals. Contains more than 500,000 entries. Includes RIPM Online Archive, a full-text version of journals indexed in RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals.
Dates of Coverage: 1800 and 1950
An international, cooperative effort to identify and describe the world's pre-1850 musical sources, to record what primary sources exist, and to identify their locations. These sources include manuscripts or printed music, writings on music theory, and libretti.
Originally compiled in print by Harold Barlow and Sam Morgenstern, this site provides MIDI files of the themes of almost 10,000 instrumental works by more than 150 composers.
Print Location: Con Ref ML100 .R522
A database of musical themes in Western classical music, folksongs, and sixteenth-century Latin motets. The Themefinder U.S. RISM subset includes the incipits of over 55,000 post-1600 musical manuscripts from U.S. libraries.
A directory of ethnographic resources--museums, archives, organizations, events, and websites--related to folklife, anthropology, ethnomusicology, oral history, and the humanities. Includes organizations from 30 countries but focuses primarily on North America. A program of the Library of Congress.
Contains international industry news, all contact information and articles.
Print Location: Con Ref ML101 S7 D53 1999
Print Location: Con Ref ML101 .F8 D53 1992
Print Location: Con Ref ML105 .D65 1985
Print Location: Con Ref ML100 .G233
Print Location: Con Ref ML100 .M92 1994 v.1-17
Print Location: Con Ref ML101.A93 O47 2002
Contains Grove Music Online, the Oxford Companion to Music, the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
Materials related to the career of ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax. Includes streaming sound and video recordings, radio programs, photographs, interviews and lectures, and field recording session information. The Lomax Geo-Archive maps digitized field recordings and session information onto geographic locations.
Print Location: Con Books 780.9 K625
Print Location: Con Books ML85 .I6
Print Location: Con Reference ML111 .B825 M9
Print Location: Con Books 780.9 B464M
Facilitates discovery of music iconography images by registered researchers, and the description of such images by registered cataloguers.
Gateway site to European national libraries. Also contains digital exhibits of items from member libraries.
Website and catalog of the Library of Congress, including a portal to the library's extensive digital collections of image and audio files, as well as a gateway to hundreds of library catalogs around the world.
The Supplementary LP Recording Catalog contains access to recordings cataloged prior to 1976 not otherwise included in OBIS. The listing below includes composers, performers, titles and subjects interfiled. When critical information was included on the backs of cards, the verso was also scanned in the preservation process.
Promotes understanding of the history, design, construction, restoration, and usage of musical instruments in all cultures and periods.
A scholarly society formed to advance research in various fields of music history.
IASPM supports scholarship and analysis in the area of popular music.
IMS advances the study of musicology and promotes international cooperation in scholarship.
The mission of SAM is to stimulate the appreciation, performance, creation and study of American musics of all eras, including the full range of activities and institutions associated with these musics.
Promotes the research, study, and performance of music in all historical periods and cultural contexts, with particular focus on anthropology and cultural context.
Print Location: ML460 .C36 2004
Contains images and detailed descriptions of about 200 musical instruments donated from the personal collection of Roderic Knight, OC Professor Emeritus of Ethnomusicology.
The website of the Wesleyan World Music Collection, containing descriptions, images, and audio and video samples for instruments from the collection.
American Memory is a gateway to the Library of Congress's vast resources of digitized American historical materials. Comprising more than 9 million items that document U.S. history and culture, American Memory is organized into more than 100 thematic collections.
Digital archive of medieval, Renaissance, and early-modern music manuscripts. More than 25,000 high-resolution images, many with extensive metadata.
The Conservatory's own special collections reside in the basement of the Kohl Building and can be retrieved upon request.
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A streaming collection of documentary films about American folk cultures. Some films are accompanied by transcriptions, essays, and other contextual material.
A performing arts video library with operas, ballets, documentaries, live concerts, and musical tours of historic places.
Digital materials for the study of folklore, including folk and world music. Contains books and journals, archived websites, conference abstracts, white papers, program notes and exhibition catalogues, and course syllabi.
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Brenton Grom, Ph.D. candidate in Musicology at Case Western University, created this guide.