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Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online This link opens in a new window
Best place to start research in world music. Each entry includes an overview of a region with a survey of its musical heritage and accompanying audio examples.
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries This link opens in a new window
Listen to the entire Smithsonian Folkways collection along with partner archives; includes original liner notes. Search or browse by geographic area, musical instrument, or cultural group.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature This link opens in a new window
Best for scholarly journals and articles, book chapters, dissertations, and foreign-language materials; best coverage for musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory.
Music Index This link opens in a new window
Best for articles on popular music, music education, jazz, and performance; also includes some foreign-language material.
Music Periodicals Database (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
Best for articles on popular music and performance.