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Oxford Music Online (Oxford)
Includes Grove Music Online [includes The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition, and The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd edition plus updates], and the Oxford Reference works The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (ESBCO)
Abstracts of Music Literature published by Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, New York, is a comprehensive bibliography of writings on music serving the global music research community. Indexes over 600,000 records in 214 languages from 151 countries. Dissertations and theses available. Limited full-text.
IPA Source (IPA)
Library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts including English texts. Now with over 6629 texts including 1192 aria texts.
Naxos Music Library (Naxos)
Recordings of classical music available online offering over 1,144,600 tracks of Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music. It includes the complete BIS, Chandos, Hänssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naxos, Online and selected titles of other leading independent labels, with over 1,000 albums added monthly.
Classical Music Library (Alexander Street Press)
A multi-label database of Classical music recordings. Includes recordings from labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and more. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera. Includes over 7,800 albums.
Naxos Fantasy Jazz (Naxos)
Naxos Music Library Jazz offers over 65,000 tracks of jazz from more than 6,000 albums. Over 12,000 jazz artists are represented. Naxos Music Library Jazz comprises the catalogues of Blue Notes Records, 22 labels of Fantasy Jazz and over 150 other labels. US-based Fantasy has the world's deepest jazz catalogue and offers the very best in blues and R&B. Blue Note offers albums featuring the legendary artist John Coltrane and iconic artists such as Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter and many others.
Musical America Worldwide (Musical America)
Musical America Worldwide (Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts,, and the weekly E-newsletter) is a meeting place for the international performing arts community. This website provides access to a network of over 14,000 performing arts organizations, Special Reports on key issues and solutions in performing arts, blogs from industry experts, press releases and a digital photo archive.
Classical Singer (Classical Singer)
Classical Singer magazine began in 1988 as The New York Opera Newsletter, providing in-depth insights about the New York opera scene. Classical Singer is dedicated to helping singers find opportunities and to providing resources for singers of all ages and levels. Their website is the online gathering spot for the classical singer community and carries up-to-the minute listings of auditions and competitions. The website contains an archive of all of the magazine’s articles since 1998.


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Academic OneFile (Gale)
A source for peer-reviewed full-text articles from world's leading journals and reference sources. Over 13,000 indexed journals, more than 6,500 full text. Full Text Coverage of the New York Times from 1995 – current. Total coverage 1980 – current
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 8,500 journals, including full text for more than 7,300 peer-reviewed titles. Coverage: 1887-
Journal articles and reports in education of published and unpublished sources. Dissertations and theses available. *Same index also provided by U.S. Department of Education.
The JSTOR Archive Collections provide complete digitized runs for hundreds of journals in more than 50 academic disciplines. For most journals in the JSTOR archive there is a “moving wall” embargo (typically five years, but sometimes longer or shorter) on current access.
ProQuest Research Library (ProQuest)
Over 5000 titles and 3,500 Full Text titles. Search for coverage of a broad range of subjects including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests. Coverage: 1971 - present
WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Funding for WorldCat is provided by the Rochester Regional Library Council through a grant from the New York State Education Department. Dissertations and theses available.