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Art, Music, & Humanities Databases

Grove Art Online
Grove's Art Online features articles, images, and image links from Art Resource, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.  Grove Art: Guided Tour


Grove Music Online
Grove's Music Online includes The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, the Oxford Companion to Music, and the Oxford Dictionary of Music."                Grove Music: Guided Tour

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World & I: The Arts
" presents a glorious array of collections for the arts curricula. Painters, sculptors, and others from around the world are highlighted in our Art collection. Music features everything from composers and vocalists to music genres and festivals. Explore our Dance, Theater, Architecture, and Craft & Design collections as well."+

eBook Collection  
Music Reference Collection - Virtual Reference Library
This virtual collection contains several music reference titles.   This collection includes:
    Arts and Humanities Through the Eras  5 vols  (2005); 
     Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians  6 volumes  (2001);
    Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990  2 vols  (2004); 
     Encyclopedia of World Biography  28 vols  (2004-2008)

Power Search

Power Search
Search through all of the Gale Cengage databases and eBooks.
Power Search: Guided Tour: Basic

Academic Periodical Databases

a new subscription to JSTOR for journals, primary sources, and, now, books!  Each user sets his or her own account for access.  Visit the Library Media Center for details.  Guided Tour

Academic Search Premier

Google Scholar
"Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature." + Many of the links are not available for free access.

Music Portals & Research Guides

Directories or Portals are lists, sometimes annotated, of recommended resources.  These may include books as well as electronic information.  Be aware that linked websites may change from the time they were included in the directory or portal.

Indiana U. Music Library: Worldwide Internet Music Resources:

AMS:  WWW Sites of Interest to Musicologists:

Newark Public Library Guides: Music:
NPL is designated as New Jersey’s Music Library.  It is a library-to-library service which means that you ask Ms. Cooper to contact the NPL librarians with specific research questions.

Voice of the Shuttle: Music:

Infomine: Visual & Performing Arts:


Research Guides are usually developed by librarians to help students navigate through the unique information resources for their subject.  In addition to providing links to recommended resources, they will help you develop a research process.

Seach for college and university pathfinders or "research guides" on Google Advanced Search page:

Typically each librarian will start by focusing on the local resources, access to which may be restricted to their students.  So, scroll down to find their recommended websites, which are available to everyone.

+ = Annotations provided by publishers

# = Databases provided by the New Jersey State Library


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