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Dictionaries and encyclopedias
Music online. Garland encyclopedia of world music The Garland encyclopedia of world music online is a comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. Each volume contains an overview of a geographic region, a survey of its musical heritage, and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Articles include detailed photographs that show musicians, musical instruments, and the cultural context of dances, rituals, and ceremonies. It contains the entire set of 10 print volumes (over 9,200 pages) as well as complete indexing for genre, subject, instrument, place, person, ensemble, and cultural group, as well as links to the associated audio examples for each volume.
Oxford music online Oxford Music Online (OMO) is the access-point for Oxford music reference subscriptions and products, including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music, and The Oxford Dictionary of Music. With OMO patrons can cross-search Grove and Oxford reference content in one location. Grove Music Online is a premier online music encyclopedia, offering comprehensive coverage of music, musicians, music-making, and music scholarship. It includes updated versions of previous Grove publications as well as hundreds of articles commissioned specifically for the online edition.
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The preeminent German-language music encyclopedia, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, is now available as an online database under the title MGG Online. MGG Online contains the complete content of the second edition of MGG, published in 29 printed volumes between 1994 and 2008, as well as current, continuous online updates and additions. It offers in-depth articles on every aspect of music as well as many related areas such as literature, philosophy, and visual arts.