New Database: Oxford Music Online

We are pleased to announce that year-end funding from President Brooks Keel has enabled the addition of significant new electronic resources in the near future.  First, we now have Oxford Music Online.  This database had to be canceled in June 2008 due to limited funding.  You can access Oxford Music Online via GALILEO or directly at this link.

Oxford Music Online provides the searchable full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (second edition), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (second edition). Some articles have been updated since the print versions were released. It covers Western classical music most thoroughly and includes some coverage of popular music and music of non-Western cultures. The database includes over 500 music examples illustrating various entries. Sound examples require the download of the free Sibelius Scorch plugin available at http://www.sibelius.com/download/.

Keep an eye on Zach’s News for more database announcements in the very near future!

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