Dynamic database enabling searches of international charting albums and singles of popular music under exclusive academic license from Billboard, the Official Charts Company.
Delivers over sixty years of popular music data to scholars, students, and researchers in diverse music and social science disciplines and interdisciplinary study. Additional features provide streaming audio links to copyright-cleared sound samples for most cited tracks and albums, and links to full-text articles in leading popular music journals and Web sites, including Popular Music, Popular Music Studies, Popular Music and Society, and Rock's Backpages. Sophisticated tools allow users to interpret, graph, analyze, compare, and contrast musical trends and interactions, and to extract and compare charting data for sound recording sales.
Streaming audio collection of songs and vocal music from the United States, covering a diverse range of Americans, both past and present. Addresses a variety of topics and cultures, and covers a wide range of styles and genres, particularly from popular, folk, and ethnic music. Now includes African American Song. Updated regularly.
An expanding streaming video collection of classical music by orchestras, choirs, chamber ensembles, and solo musicians, in concert performances plus master classes and interviews with master teachers from around the world.
Provides a large and continually growing database of streamed classical music recordings originally issued on a wide variety of labels. Chronological coverage spans all periods from Gregorian chant to works by contemporary composers, with repertoire ranging from vocal and choral music, to solo instrumental, chamber, and orchestral compositions and opera.
Streaming audio resource providing a blend of contemporary and traditional world music from every continent, including fusion, world beat, reggae, African and Bollywood film music, Arab swing and jazz, Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, gamelan, and more.
Not-for-profit resource providing CD-quality audio, complete original liner notes, and essays from independent records labels and sound archives that include New World Records
(Composers Recordings, Inc.), and other important small labels
Large collection of streamed jazz recordings, covering major and secondary artists, ensembles, labels, and genres, ranging from historical recordings to musicians performing and recording today. Updated regularly.
Digital archive of 4 major news papers in South Korea: Kyonghyang Sinmun, Tonga Ilbo, Maeil Kyongje, and Han'gyore. Images and electronic texts are available with full-text search.
Note: Requires Adobe Flash Player version 10. Must have administrator rights to install the required plugin, which typically you will be prompted to install upon first access.
Comprehensive collection of classical music available online. Includes the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Dacapo
catalogues of over 85,000 tracks, including Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music.
Offers streaming HD-quality full-length films of contemporary performance by some of today’s most provocative artists working in dance, theater, music, and "other forms that defy categorization."
Contain opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world's best performers, conductors, and opera houses.
Smithsonian Global Sound is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. It includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of the Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. It also includes music recorded around the African continent by for the International Library of African Music (ILAM) at Rhodes University as well as material collected by recordists on the South Asian subcontinent from the Archive Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE), sponsored by the American Institute for Indian Studies.
Cross-searches the entire suite of Alexander Street Press music and dance databases: African American Music Reference, American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Dance in Video, the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online, Jazz Music Library, opera in Video, and Smithsonian Global Sound. Includes streaming audio and video recordings of classical, popular, and world music, opera, and many styles of dance, as well as select full text from key print resources on world and African American music.
Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other
institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.
Includes video dance productions and documentaries by performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and more.