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FIND ARTICLES    Academic and Scholarly Articles 
  JSTOR  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    1831-2007; varies by title
Full-text backfiles to almost 850 scholarly journals from more than 25 academic disciplines published between the 19th and 21st centuries in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I - IV, Arts & Sciences VII, and Biological Sciences collections. JSTOR provides complete journal backruns from the date of initial publication up to a "moving wall" of 3 to 5 years before the present year.
  CSA Discovery Guides  Authentication Required
Discovery Guides brief you in the basics of a subject and offer recent insights, while providing the technological tools to enhance your understanding. Each guide links to CSA products that help you find pertinent information, discover publishing opportunities, identify scholars, and create a personal database.

    General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

 

  Academic Search Complete  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    1887-present; updated daily
The world's most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, Academic Search Complete indexes more than 11,200 journals, and provides full text for more than 7,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. Includes PDF content going back as far as 1887. Searchable cited references provided for more than 1,300 journals.
  OmniFile Full Text Mega  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    1982-present
Multi-disciplinary database for full-text articles from over 1,750 publications, and abstracts and citations for over 3,500 publications in subjects that include education, general science, social sciences, business, art, etc. Includes Humanities Full Text. 

FIND BOOKS

 

  Doane's Online Library Catalog
A shared catalog of 10 Nebraska private-college libraries, including Perkins Library at Doane College. Search one library or all 10 by selecting from "Library" drop-down list.
  WorldCat  Authentication Required
    1000 CE-present; updated daily
Includes over 40 million bibliographic records representing cataloged resources in 400 languages owned by libraries around the world. Materials date back to the 11th century. Owning libraries can be identified for books, journals, archival resources and electronic resources. The database can also be searched through its free web interface, at worldcat.org.

FIND RECORDINGS

 

  Classical Music Library  Authentication Required
A database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. The growing collection of 60,000-plus tracks 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.
  Smithsonian Global Sound  Authentication Required
A virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions includes the published recordings owned by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and other labels, music recorded around the African continent by Dr. Hugh Tracey for the International Library of African Music, as well as material collected on the South Asian subcontinent from the Archive Research Centre for Ethnomusicology.
  Contemporary World Music  Authentication Required
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. Includes over 2,000 albums, equaling almost 28,000 tracks.
  American Song  Authentication Required
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. This release includes 4,058 albums, equaling 69,026 tracks, growing regularly, and includes the former African American Song.
  Doane's Online Library Catalog
A shared catalog of 10 Nebraska private-college libraries, including Perkins Library at Doane College. Search one library or all 10 by selecting from "Library" drop-down list.

REFERENCE SOURCES

    Dictionaries

  Grove Music Online  Full Text Available Authentication Required
The online counterpart to the New Grove Dictionary of Music, this reference source contains articles on composers, performers, styles, genres, world music, instruments, and much more. This title is available through Oxford Music Online and can be cross-searched with The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music.

    Dissertations and Theses

  WorldCat Dissertations and Theses  Authentication Required
    updated daily
Index of over 8 million dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by member libraries, including all subjects.

    General Reference Works

  Oxford Reference Online  Full Text Available Authentication Required
Over 100 full text language and subject dictionaries and reference works. Topics covered include general reference, language, science and medicine, humanities, social sciences, and business.

WEBSITES*

 

  Bach Bibliography
    1800-present
Over 24,000 references to published research materials on J.S. Bach, including references to: 
  • scholarly books
  • scholarly articles (including reviews and correspondence)
  • published facsimiles
  • unpublished dissertations (Master and Doctor) from universities
  • unpublished conference papers

References are searchable, but users can also browse categories such as “Essential Collections” (the most-commonly cited works on Bach and his music) and New Publications”. This "prodigious" online database is complied and maintained by Yo Tomita of the School of Music at Queen’s University in Belfast.

  NMA Online - Neue Mozart-Ausgabe Digital Edition
The complete works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in critical editions edited by the International Mozarteum Foundation and digitized in cooperation with the Packard Humanities Institute. The site includes 25,734 pages of music and 8,441 pages of commentary. Each page includes commentary and can be followed while listening to a recording of the piece performed on Mozart’s own instrument.
  Digital Scores Collection
Scanned images of rare and unique musical scores from the Harvard Library. Currently contains scores from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by J.S. Bach and Bach family members, Mozart, Schubert and other composers, as well as multiple versions of nineteenth century opera scores, seminal works of musical modernism, and music of the Second Viennese School.
  IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library
The International Music Score Library Project is a virtual library of public domain music scores, based on the wiki principle. The website also includes forums for users to share ideas.
  Music and Dance of Africa
Annotated links to resources on African music and dance. Some of the topics covered include drumming, Afro-Caribbean music, black composers, hip-hop, dance theaters, and music and dance from specific African countries. From Columbia University Libraries African Studies Collections.

*Descriptions for websites are from the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library at Gustavus Adolphus College.