Music

Subject Librarian
email Gerald Burke

emailgburke@albany.edu
phone(518) 442-3592
location_onUniversity Library: LI-305

Key Databases

Oxford Music Online

Database that comprises Grove Music Online, which includes the full text of over 80,000 entries in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd ed.), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2nd ed.), and selected articles from The New Grove Dictionary of Women Composers. Oxford Music Online also has full text coverage of over 8,000 entries in The Oxford Companion to Music (2002) and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd ed., rev. (2006). Includes more than 3,000 related links, including sound archives and illustrations.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Quarterly, annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
Limited to 6-8 concurrent users
Music Index

This database covers every aspect of the classical and popular worlds of music, with indexing and abstracts for more than 480 periodicals and selective coverage for more than 200 more.

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Coverage:
1970 - present
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
Selective
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 99,760 CDs with more than 1,447,500 tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month. It also includes other genres such as Jazz, Folk, Pop and Rock, and more.

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Coverage:
n/a
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
n/a
Access limitations:
5 simultaneous users
Classical Music Library

Database is a streaming audio collection of classical music. It currently provides access to more than 648,000 tracks, including almost 50,000 recordings from EMI. Over 1,800 composers are represented from the earliest times to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.

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Coverage:
Various
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
N/A
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
WorldCat Classic

Collection of all the FirstSearch databases subscribed to by the University Libraries including ArticleFirst, PapersFirst, ProceedingsFirst, World Almanac, WorldCat, and some subject databases.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM)

DRAM Online provides CD quality audio, complete with original liner notes and essays of the diverse catalogue of American music recordings (over 1,500 CDs of 9,800 compositions from folk to opera, Native American to jazz, 19th century classical to early rock, musical theatre, contemporary, electronic and beyond) from New World Records, Composers Recordings, Inc. (CRI), Albany Records, Innova Recordings, Cedille Records and other important labels.

Users need to have QuickTime 6.5.2 or later to listen to streaming audio. QuickTime versions 7.2 and 7.4.1 may not work on this site.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

Academic Search Complete

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database. Includes more than 7,000 full-text periodicals(6,000+ are peer reviewed) in the social sciences, humanities, and science and technology.

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Coverage:
Many from 1990, some indexed as early as 1887
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection (Series 1-6 via Gale)

This collection brings the Series 1-5 previously distributed by EBSCO more firmly into the 20th century with titles running up to 1923. Going beyond the short date range in the earlier series, it includes the entirety of publishing history in the Colonies and subsequent United States. It extends or fills gaps in issues for approximately 45 titles previously digitized in Series 1-5 and adds more than 150 new periodical titles recently acquired by the AAS.

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Coverage:
18th-20th Century
Updated:
Static Archives
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Essay and General Literature Index

Provides access to more than 86,000 essays in over 7,000 collections and anthologies. Covers the entire range of the humanities, including theatre, art history, drama and film. Selective coverage of the social sciences.

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Coverage:
1985 +
Updated:
Regularly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Humanities Source

Humanities Source provides full text plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing for the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities. Includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, book reviews, reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, and much more. Humanities Source is a valuable collection for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities. Full text for over 1,520 journals.

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Coverage:
1907 - Present
Updated:
continually
Fulltext:
Yes, selected.
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
JSTOR

Image backfiles of journals in humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Includes the following collections: Arts & Sciences I through X, Arts & Sciences XII; Life Sciences, Iberoamerica and JSTOR Asia collection.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Kanopy

Kanopy is a streaming video service that offers over 26,000 films from over 800 leading producers such as Criterion Collection, New Day Films, The Great Courses, PBS, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber and First Run Features.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Project Muse

400 Scholarly journals in literature humanities, social sciences, mathematics, cultural and gender studies from Johns Hopkins University Press. The journal list is available for browsing.

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Coverage:
1993 +
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Proquest Historical Newspapers - The New York Times

Full text of The New York Times.

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Coverage:
1851-2014
Updated:
Annually
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users