The comprehensive electronic reference source for music research, providing access to Grove Music Online and The Oxford Companion to Music.
Contains searchable articles about all aspects of music. It is the 2nd edition of the New Grove Dictionary of Music, the standard and largest comprehensive music encyclopedia. The print volumes are available in the reference area of Watzek Library. It also includes The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research 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. Each volume contains an overview of the region, a survey of its musical heritage, traditions and themes; and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Articles include detailed photographs that show musicians, musical instrument, and the cultural context of dances, rituals, and ceremonies. Other images include drawings, maps, and musical examples for further study. Since its first publication in 1997, The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music has been the pre-eminent reference work for research in ethnomusicology. The second release includes the entire set of 10 print volumes (over 9,200 pages) as well as complete indexing for genre, subject, instrument, place, person, ensemble, and cultural group, as well as links to the associated audio examples for each volume.
Short articles on composers, musicians, groups, the music of specific regions, the history of musical forms, and more. Bibliographical notes list the works and writings of individuals, as well as secondary sources.