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Pam's Recommendations for Getting Started
Oxford Music Online
Scholarly, detailed encyclopedic articles on all aspects of music including jazz and popular genres. Includes Grove Music Online.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
Indexes music publications including journals, books, dissertations and conference proceedings. Some full-text.
Index to music journal content from 1964-present. Some full-text.
Music and Performing Arts Online
Periodicals and trade journals in music, dance, theater, television, film, stagecraft, and related performing arts topics. Includes full-text.
Naxos Music Library
Full streaming music recordings ranging from classical, world, film, vocal, and more. Includes CD liner notes and other reference.
DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music)
Streaming audio of music and sound archives of independent music labels. Specializes in American music including folk, Native American, and contemporary forms.
Music Online: Classical Music Library
Streaming audio of classical music albums, from medieval to 21st Century. Includes CD liner notes.