This is a guide to web sites and library resources to support research and exploration in music. While the focus is on UW-Whitewater resources, open access and other materials that are essential for specific assignments and classes may be included.
Includes Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music. Note: This resource is limited to 5 users at a time.
Grove Music Online includes the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.
Encyclopedia of African American MusicAfrican Americans' historical roots are encapsulated in the lyrics, melodies, and rhythms of their music. This encyclopedia showcases all facets of African American music including folk, religious, concert and popular styles in entries by more than 100 scholars. Included: genres, styles, individuals, groups, and collectives, historical topics (e.g., music of the Harlem Renaissance, Black Arts Movement, Civil Rights Movement, etc.), key individuals, groups, and ensembles associated with diverse religious beliefs, political affiliations, and other perspectives not usually approached. Also highlighted: major record labels, institutions of higher learning, and various cultural venues (e.g., Motown Records, Black Swan Records, Fisk University, Gospel Music Workshop of America, The Cotton Club, Center for Black Music Research, etc.).
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The Encyclopedia of Native MusicCovers a wide range of forms: country and folk, jazz and swing, reggae and rap. Brian Wright-McLeod, producer/host of Canada's longest-running Native radio program, has created a comprehensive and authoritative source for biographies and discographies of hundreds of Native artists, tracing the history of their commercially released music spanning more than 100 years.
Women and Music in America since 1900This encyclopedia describes the role of women in all forms of music in the U.S. since 1900, covering important individuals, biographical overviews, gender issues, education, music genres, honors and awards, organizations, and professions.