Oxford Music Online
Oxford Music Online is the access point for Oxford music reference subscriptions and products online. These include:
- The New Grove Dictionary and its spinoffs
Grove Music Online has been the leading online resource for music research since its inception in 2001, a compendium of music scholarship offering the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), and The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition (forthcoming), as well as numerous subsequent updates and emendations. It includes more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world.
- Encyclopedia of Popular Music
The online version of Colin Larkin's critically acclaimed 10-volume The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th edition, contains 27,000 entries and over 6,000 new entries. Featuring a broad musical scope covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music, the Encyclopedia also offers thousands of additional entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system.
- The Oxford Dictionary of Music
A guide for all music lovers and performers, both amateur and professional, The Oxford Dictionary of Music brings together 12,500 entries covering musical subjects of all kinds in an authoritative and accessible way.
- The Oxford Companion to Music
Contains articles that range from musical ideas and terms to surveys of musical forms and styles, covering a wide breadth of musical topics, including theory, aesthetics, performance practice, jazz, popular music, and dance. The Companion offers a concentrated focus on the Western classic tradition, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Included are over 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, forms and genres.
These sources can be searched individually or simultaneously.
Oxford History of Music
The Oxford History of Western Music online offers an account of the evolution of Western classical music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists, Richard Taruskin. The full text, which was printed in five thick volumes, is available in an interactive digital format. The online version includes all 1.25 million words, 500 images, and 1,800 musical examples from the updated paperback edition with sophisticated search and browse functionality designed to maximize the dynamic possibilities of online reading and research. Taruskin’s text is accompanied by editorially selected links to relevant articles in Grove Music Online. The selection of links follows the course of Taruskin’s narrative through each era of Western music.
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music of all the world's peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music. The Encyclopedia includes audio and video examples via playlists, which are themed collections of materials and can be created by any user of the database. Users can create playlists containing whole videos, tracks, segments (clips) and/or other items such as links to any URL. Playlists can be annotated, edited, copied, shared, and all playlists contain their own unique static URL. Playlists can be used as lists of personal favorites, class viewing/listening assignments, or as a teaching resource for in-class use.