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Library Catalogs

 
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DiscoverLibrary

DiscoverLibrary is the "discovery layer" for the Vanderbilt University libraries. It searches both ACORN (the regular library catalog) as well as selected periodical databases and local digital collections.

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Acorn

Acorn is the main online catalog for the Vanderbilt University Libraries. ACORN lists nearly all of the materials owned by Vanderbilt. This link will take you directly to the advanced search screen, which allows you to limit your search by item type (ex. book, CD, DVD, etc.) and individual library.

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WorldCat

WorldCat is an online catalog of materials owned by libraries worldwide. It has records for more than 35 million items. WorldCat is an excellent source for discovering materials beyond the scope of Vanderbilt's collection, which can be requested from Interlibrary Loan.

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Online Recording Databases

 
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Met Opera on Demand

Full-length Met performances, including HD videos from the Met's series of movie theater transmissions, classic telecasts, and radio broadcasts. Includes subtitles and synopses.

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Naxos Music Library

This streaming audio service allows you to listen to classical music from your computer. The Naxos Music Library contains the complete recording catalogs of the Naxos label and numerous other labels. The main genres covered are classical, world, folk, jazz, and Chinese music, with more than 1.2 million tracks available for listening.

NOTE: The Music Library has a subscription to Naxos for 12 simultaneous users. When you are finished listening, click on the LOGOUT button at the top of page. Closing your browser window does not log you out of the system, and could prevent another user from accessing Naxos.

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DRAM

DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music) is a non-profit resource that allows online access to music by American composers. DRAM currently contains over 3,700 albums' worth of CD-quality recordings, including the full catalogue of New World Records and contents from numerous other labels. This project was initially funded by the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and receives ongoing support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Smithsonian Global Sound

Created in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings by Alexander Street Press, Smithsonian Global Sound offers online access to over 42,000 tracks of music from all over the world. It includes all archival recordings from the Folkways Records, and also offers content from Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels.

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Vocal Music Resources

 
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Schubertline

This online database allows you to print copies of songs by major art music composers. German Lieder, Italian arias, French mélodies, and English songs are all represented. All songs in the collection are transposable.

NOTE: You also need to have Sibelius Scorch installed to download and print this music. You can download a free copy of Scorch here .

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IPA Source
IPA Source is the web's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. All VU users Log in with VUNetID

Local Digital Music Libraries

 
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Global Music Archive

The Global Music Archive is a multi-media reference archive and resource center for traditional and popular song, music, and dance of Africa and the Americas. Current databases include the Digital Collection of East African Recordings and the Appalachian Dulcimer Archive.

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Blair Performance Archive

The Blair Performance Archive is a locally-developed streaming audio database containing recordings of Blair performances with their corresponding programs, masterclasses, and lectures held in the Wilson Music Library archives.

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Dissertations

 
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Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology—online

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology—online is now hosted by the American Musicological Society. You can search or browse this database of citations for dissertations both completed and in-process. The dissertations are not included themselves, but can be ordered through ProQuest if needed.

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Dissertationsmeldestelle der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung

The DMS is a searchable and browseable database for citations of dissertations in German-speaking countries. This database is entirely in German.

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