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Music in History :World Music/Ethnomusicology

Audio and Video

  • Mason catalog - Search here for CDs and DVDs. Hint: you can limit a search to material type = "sound recordings" or "video/film", if you want to search for CDs or DVDs.
  • Music Online - Allows users to cross search music databases published by Alexander Street Press. These databases include: African American Music Reference, American Song, Classical Music Library, Classical Music Reference Library, Classical Scores Library, Contemporary World Music, Dance in Video, The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online, and  Opera in Video.View a tutorial on this database here.
  • Naxos Music Library - Provides streaming access to both standard and rare repertories of music. View a tutortial on this database here.
  • Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries - A virtual encyclopedia of over 35,000 tracks of music, spoken word, and human-made sounds. Browse by musical instrument, geographical area, or cultural group. View a tutorial on this database here.


Visit the music library collection in Fenwick Library on the second floor (2604) to browse the critical score series entitled "Recent Researches in the Oral Traditions of Music."