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Widely Accessed Non-Music Databases with Important Music Content— Overview and Searching Tips Presented by Darwin F. Scott Creative Arts Librarian, Brandeis University for the New England Music Library (NEMLA) Spring Meeting at NELINET (Southborough, MA) April 29, 2005
Darwin F. Scott
Creative Arts Librarian, Brandeis University
New England Music Library (NEMLA)
at NELINET (Southborough, MA)
April 29, 2005
Listings interfile with more substantive articles
More substantive articles tend to fall at the top of the list.
Brandeis SFX link
Latest hit on Mozart and Franklin in RILM is 1996!
Clicking leads to:
(hip-hop or hiphop or “rap music”) and music
Eliminated books from search.
Subject:Rap music.Popular Culture.Political Commentary.Music.Internationalism.Hip-hop.
Subject:California (Los Angeles).Music.Ethnic identity.Akwid (musical group).Mexican Americans.
Subject:Rap music.Music.Social networks.
Subject:Psychoanalysis.Death and Dying.Music.Rap music.Real (term).Hip-hop.Shakur, Tupac.
Subject:Religion.Rap music.Music.Blacks.Black Nationalism.
Subject: Popular Culture.Jazz.France (Paris).
Subject: National Self-image.Jazz.France (Paris).Debates.
Subject: Jazz.Hot Club de France.France.Blacks.Americans.
Default is Relevance — you may want to change to Date (descending order)
Comb Players CornetistsFiddlersFlugelhorn PlayersFlutistsGuitaristsHarmonica PlayersHarpsichordistsHorn PlayersKeyboard PlayersOboistsOrganistsPercussionistsPianistsSaxophonistsSitar PlayersTrombonistsTrumpetersVibraharpistsViolinistsViolists Types of Music and SingingBlues Musicians / SingersCantorsChantersConcert SingersCountry Musicians / SingersFolk Musicians / Singers Gospel Musicians / Singers Jazz Musicians Jazz Singers Opera Singers Popular Singers Ragtime Musicians Reggae Musicians Rhythm and Blues Musicians / Singers Rock Musicians / Singers Soul Musicians / Singers Western Swing Musicians
Radio and Television Disc Jockeys Radio / Television Engineers Radio / Television Personalities Radio / Television Producers / Directors Radio / Television Writers Religious Broadcasters Theater and Live Entertainment Acrobats Burlesque Performers Circus Performers Clowns Comedians Costume Designers Cowboys Daredevils Impersonators Magicians Midgets Mimes Minstrel Show Performers Monologuists Orators Puppeteers Rodeo Performers Sharpshooters Siamese Twins Stage / Screen Actors Theatrical Designers Theatrical Producers / Directors Toastmasters Vaudeville Performers Ventriloquists
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OTHER NON-MUSIC ELECTRONIC RESOURCESWITH SIGNIFICANT MUSIC CONTENTNote: I have tested all of these resources for music content; coverage varies, but if used with limited expectations, the results can often be surprising and retrieve materials not found in the standard music resources.List is based on what is available from Brandeis University.
American Music (through 1876)
Eastern European Music
Greek and Roman Music
Latin American Music
Music and Medecine
Music and Society (Popular Culture)
Psychology of Music
Women and Music
World Music / Ethnomusicology