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Oxford Music Online

This platform allows you to search the four Oxford products that we currently subscribe to simultaneously: Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, The Oxford Companion to Music, and The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. You can still search Grove by itself; simply uncheck the boxes for the resources that you do not want to use. Grove Music Online itself contains the full-text of the following important music reference sources: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. The database is fully searchable, and the content is regularly updated.

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Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is the online equivalent of the 10-volume print resource of the same name. A crucial scholarly reference work focusing on the various Classical and ethnic musical traditions across the globe, the Garland Encyclopedia consists of over 1200 essays and hundreds of sound recordings and images.

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African American Music Reference

This full-text database features essays and images on all aspects of African American music, including the blues, jazz, civil rights songs, slave songs, gospel, rap, and R&B. It contains over 42,000 essays and images from 162 different sources, including biographies, discographies, reference works, liner notes, and sheet music.

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Oxford Reference Online--Performing Arts

This link takes you directly to the Performing Arts section of Oxford Reference Online. This gives access to the full-text of these performing arts reference sources: Oxford Companion to the American Musical, Oxford Companion to American Theatre, Oxford Dictionary of Dance, Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art, Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford Companion to Music, Dictionary of Opera Characters, New Grove Book of Opera Singers, Grove Book of Operas, Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, and the Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre.

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MIML

MIML (Musical Instruction and Musical Learning, 1450-1650) is a free, web-based bibliography of secondary literature on musical instruction and musical learning during the Medieval and Early Modern periods. This interdisciplinary bibliography was launched on April 1, 2006, and currently contains 246 entries. MIML was compiled by Associate Dean of the Blair School of Music and Associate Professor of Musicology Cynthia Cyrus, with assistance from Susan Forscher Weiss and Russell E. Murray, Jr., and is hosted by the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.

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Chicago Manual of Style--Online

This resource is a web-based version of the 15th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Chicago is the preferred style for formatting bibliographies and footnotes in research papers and articles on music, and is required for music history papers at the Blair School of Music.

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Scriptores codicum medii aevi

Scriptores codicum medii aevi contains biographical information on and list of manuscripts produced by more than 33,800 scribes, and biographical information on and lists of manuscripts owned by more than 15,000 manuscript collectors/owners. Single manuscripts are also searchable for scribe and ownership. Interface in German.

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