ANTH 37800 Anthropology of Music

Journals and Periodical Databases

Ethnomusicology Journals Periodical Databases
  • JSTOR
    JSTOR provides access to academic journals and primary sources in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
    RILM Abstracts of Music Literature is a comprehensive index to publications on music from all over the world. Journal articles, book chapters, catalogues, dissertations, and other publications with an emphasis on music history, theory and analysis, and repertoire studies are included. Coverage is from the 1830s to the present.
  • AnthroSource
    An index to anthropology journals, some which explore ethnomusicology
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
    Full text articles from newspapers and magazines published by the ethnic and minority press in America. Includes some music coverage.

For research or your listening pleasure / Onl

  • Naxos Music Library
    Although primarily a collection of classical music to listen to online, this resource includes jazz, world, folk, and ethnic music. While listening, you can read notes on the works being played as well as biographical information on composers or artists.
  • Global Music Archive
    ​From the Vanderbilt Wilson Music Library, "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." The current primary collection contains music from East Africa and Uganda.
  • Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and Smithsonian Folkways
    Digital archives of the collections at the Smithsonian, including video and audio.
  • Research Center-Association for Cultural Equity 
    Also known as the John and Alan Lomax collections. Digitally available musical performances, interviews, videos, and radio shows. Also includes photographs and reference resources.
  • American Folklife Center: Online Collections and Presentations
    ​Includes many significant collections of regional and ethnic music
  • EVIA Digital Archive Project
    EVIA stands for Ethnic Video for Instruction and Analysis. Co-created through Indiana University and the University of Michigan.
  • UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive is a world-renowned research archive with more than 150,000 audio, video, print, and photographic items
The Society of Ethnomusicology provides links to additional online archives and special projects among its lists of  resources.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

ONLINE
Oxford Music Online
  • ​includes Grove Music Online, Oxford Companion to Music, and Oxford Dictionary of Music
Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. Volume I and Volume II.
  • A comprehensive and reliable reference on popular music with an international perspective

PRINT AND AUDIO
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music ML100 .G16 1998
  • A 10-volume series that takes a cultural approach to music of all the world's peoples. CDs accompanying each volume provide musical examples

Video

JVC Video Anthology of World Music & Dance
  • A multiple volume set of DVDs and accompanying booklets that present examples of music and dance from throughout the world.
For additional videos, do an advanced search for DVD plus such terms as folk songs, ethnomusicology or music and the name of a country or region.

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