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Resources in Music: Databases

This guide contains print and online research tools related to the study of Music. It is a selected list and is by no means exhaustive.

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Music Databases

IPA Source- IPA Source was developed to benefit singers, teachers, and all those interested in the correct and knowledgeable performance of vocal literature. The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content. IPA Source offers texts to works for the solo voice in Latin, Italian, German, French, Spanish, and English.


Grove Music Online

Oxford Music Online is the gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. With Grove Music Online as its cornerstone, Oxford Music Online also contains The Oxford Companion to Music, which offers more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works; and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, which supplements Grove's more extensive articles with content geared toward undergraduates and general users. 

JSTOR  is a resource that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive of over one thousand academic journals and other scholarly content. Ask your librarian to demonstrate how to use JSTOR for your research needs.


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