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African Music and Dance

Getting Started

  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
    As part of Music Online (Alexander Street Press), it provides articles and other textual information plus streaming audio covering music from all over the world.
  • Oxford Music Online
    Includes The Encylopedia of Popular Music, Grove Music Online, Oxford Companion to Music and Oxford Dictionary of Music.
  • Video Overview of Oxford Music Online
    This 3-minute video produced by Oxford University Press explains the basics for how to search Oxford Music's Music Online and the speaker has a delightful British accent!

Find Books, Chapters, Articles, and Websites

  • Music Index
    Music Index is a comprehensive guide to music periodicals and literature featuring digitized content from 1970 to the present.
  • Music Online : Listening & Reference (Alexander Street Press)
    Provides streaming access to over 765,000 musical tracks plus research, reference materials and musical scores covering all genres and time periods
  • Academic Search Complete  
    Features thousands of full-text databases and covers a broad range of topics including music and entertainment.
  • JSTOR Journal Archive
    A full-text archive of over 1,000 of the best scholarly journals in the social sciences, humanities, mathematics, life sciences, etc. Full-text is available from the first issue, but does not include the most recent 2-5 years.
  • Library Search
    Search nearly all the databases, journals, ebooks and resources that the library provides
  • CIA World Factbook
    The Factbook is a comprehensive resource of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries and other entities. A good source for demographic, political, and economic information from the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • Countries and Their Cultures
    Search by country name, but be mindful of possible country name changes. Provides articles, maps, and photos covering multiple aspects of culture.
  • Cambridge Histories Online ( CHO )  
    ebooks in history, literature, music, philosophy, religion, theatre, and other areas of the humanities.
  • EBSCOHost ebooks    
    30,000+ ebooks on all topics.
  • ACLS Humanities ebooks
    2,200+ ebooks on all topics primarily in history.
  • Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University, Related Links Page
    A collection of links to information about African religions and culture

Listen to Music

  • Naxos Music Library
    Naxos offers streaming access to more than 46,000 CDs with more than 653,000 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.
  • Contemporary World Music
    Provides audio content as well as literature covering musicology, ethnomusicology, anthropology, folklore, and performance studies.

Find Reviews

  • Newspaper Source
    Access the full-text for more than 400 newspapers and other sources. Includes: USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Times (London); plus transcripts from CNN, National Public Radio, CBS News, Fox News, CNBC, etc.
  • National Newspapers
    National Newspapers provides indexing to and the full text of the following nationally oriented newspapers:
    Christian Science Monitor ( 1988 - Present )
    Los Angeles Times ( 1985 - Present )
    New York Times ( 1980 - Present )
    Wall Street Journal ( 1984 - Present )
    Washington Post ( 1987 - Present )