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  • African American Music Reference Alexander Street
    Comprehensive coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression.

  • American Folk Songs: A Regionial Encyclopedia Gale
    Provides a state-by-state collection of folksongs describing the history, society, culture, and events characteristic of all fifty states.(2008)

  • Classical Music Reference Library Alexander Street
    Brings together more than 40,000 pages of essential reference materials, spanning the entire history of Western classical music.

  • Classical Scores Library Alexander Street
    Contains the most important classical music scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished material, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 45,000 musical scores.

  • Encyclopedia of African American Music Gale
    Showcases all facets of African American music including folk, religious, concert and popular styles. (2011)

  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Alexander Street
    Research of all the world's peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music.

  • Music Online Alexander Street
    Comprehensive resource includes African American Music Reference, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Classical Scores Library, and Classical Music Reference Library.

  • Naxos Music Library - Classical
    Streaming Classical Music

  • Naxos Music Library - Jazz
    Streaming Jazz Music

  • Oxford Music Online (formerly Grove's)
    Oxford Music Online is the access point for Grove Music Online and other Oxford music reference resources.

  • Story Behind the Protest Song Gale
    Features the most influential musical protests and statements recorded to date, providing pop-culture viewpoints on some of the most tumultuous times in modern history. (2008)

Research Articles


  • Smarthistory
    Smarthistory An open source, online multimedia art history textbook authored by art historians from the Pratt Institute.

  • Timeline of Art History
    Brought to you by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this timeline is elegant and informative.

Related Resources

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library Gale
    All Gale Encyclopedia and Reference resources in one search.

  • Oxford Reference Online
    Search specialized dictionaries, reference books, and several encyclopedias covering everything from language and history to business, science, and medicine. (Updated regularly)