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Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM)*

Online access to audio recordings from New World Records and Composers Recordings, Inc. (CRI), along with the complete and original liner notes and essays. Other contributing labels include: Albany, Innova, Cedille, XI, Pogus, and Deep Listening.

Doctoral Dissertation in Musicology - Online

An international database of bibliographic records for completed dissertations and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology, as well as in related musical, scientific, and humanistic disciplines.

Electronic Resources at Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library makes available to all residents of Massachusetts an array of online resources in music and other subject areas (for example: Alexander Street Press, Oxford Music Online and JSTOR). Many of these resources can be accessed remotely with a BPL e-card.  Apply online for the e-card here.

IPA Source*

IPA transcriptions and literal translations of songs and arias.

LiederNet

An archive of Art song and Lieder texts that can be searched by composer, poet, titles, and first lines. Many are translated into English. This site was created and is maintained by Emily Ezust.

The Music Index (via EBSCO)*

International index to 690 music periodicals, currently covering the period 1975-2005. Note: Citations from the period 1949-1973 are in print only; these volumes are located in Reference (call number: Ref. ML118 .M84).

Naxos Music Library*

"...the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online, offering over 550,000 tracks of Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music. It includes the complete BIS, Chandos, Hänssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naxos, Ondine and selected titles of other leading independent labels, with over 1,000 albums added monthly."

The Opera Platform

Online free access to European opera productions.

RISM

International inventory of music manuscripts after 1600. “Over 1,010,000 records of historic music materials, indexed and bibliographically described by specialists.”

The Spirituals Database

“…offers searchable access to recorded track information for over 3,100 Negro Spiritual settings performed by solo Classical vocalists. The resource contains a selection from more than 90 years of historic and contemporary recordings produced on compact discs, long-playing (33 1/3 rpm) albums, 78 rpm records, 45 rpm discs and audio cassettes, as well as demonstration recordings from musical score collections of Spirituals.

WorldCat*

Catalog of books, scores, and other media in libraries worldwide.

*Access restricted to Longy’s computers and wireless network