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Music Databases

 

***NOTE:  Please do NOT use Internet Explorer (no longer supported) to access any of the library's online databases.***

 

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia A general encyclopedia containing over 25,000 information segments appropriate for the research needs of school students.  
JSTOR The complete archives of back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and other sciences.  (NOTE:  JSTOR's feature, MyJSTOR, a personal area for saving citations and articles, is NOT fully functional from off-campus computers.)  
Naxos Music Library Gives access to over 30,000 discs and more than 450,000 tracks of musical selections for listening from your computer. Although the site is primarily a classical music library, other types of music such as jazz and world music (including American folk music) are also available.  
IMSLP: Petrucci Music Library "The ultimate goal of the IMSLP is to gather all public domain music scores, in addition to the music scores of all contemporary composers (or their estates) who wish to release them to the public free of charge. However, another main goal of IMSLP is to facilitate the exchange of musical ideas outside of compositions: for example, the analysis of a particular piece of music. Therefore, feel free to create/edit a page with your analysis of a particular piece (please use the "Discussion" link on the work page of that particular piece). For general discussions, and IMSLP-related questions, score requests, etc. you can use the forums. We hope to build a growing community of dedicated musicians and music lovers, who can use this site as a platform for enjoying music."   
CDPL: ChoralWiki "

The Choral Public Domain Library (CPDL), is an Internet-based free sheet music website which specializes in choral music.

Begun in December 1998, CPDL is one of the world's largest free sheet music sites. The goal of CPDL is to host a large collection of music scores and other supporting files (such as midi or other sound files) which can be freely downloaded and used. Most of the scores on CPDL are modern editions based on older works whose copyright has lapsed (or which are otherwise in the public domain), but some scores are newly composed and offered for download by the composer.

The primary goals of CPDL are:

  • To make vocal sheet music available for free.
  • To create a website for public domain music that includes only legally downloadable scores (we operate under United States law).
  • To allow development of a viable collaborative model for sheet music distribution.
  • To publish scores that are not otherwise commercially viable.
  • To create a website that catalogs a large number of other free sheet music websites.
  • To encourage (through the CPDL Bulletin Boards) sharing between lovers of vocal music.

As well as scores, you can use CPDL to find texts and lyrics, translations, and information about composers - all available for use under a license such as the CPDL license."

 

 

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