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Check our Music Research Guide for remote teaching and learning resources

April 3, 2020

Dear Music Department,   Please see our Music Research Guide (and check it periodically for updates) for access to newly available electronic resources that may be useful in carrying out the remainder of the spring semester. Several publishers are offering free access to their materials through May 31, 2020. These include general interest resources, multidisciplinary databases, […]

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RILM Music Encyclopedias free access during COVID-19 crisis

RILM Music Encyclopedias is available for use through May 31, 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis. Description from the publisher: RILM Music Encyclopedias is a continually expanding curated full-text collection that currently comprises 57 titles published from 1775 to the present. Its content spans various fields and subject areas of historical musicology, ethnomusicology and theory, […]

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Recent Researches in Music Online (RRIMO) free access during COVID-19 crisis

April 2, 2020

Recent Researches in Music Online (RRIMO) is available for use through May 31, 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis. Description from the publisher: A-R Editions has published Recent Researches in Music—critical performing editions of music in seven series (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, 19th/20th centuries, American, and Oral Traditions)—since its inception in 1962. The series fall […]

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BabelScores free access during COVID-19 crisis

March 26, 2020

BabelScores (contemporary music scores) is available for use for the time being due to the COVID-19 crisis.  

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Bloomsbury Popular Music database free access during COVID-19 crisis

Bloomsbury Popular Music is available for use through May 31, 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis. Description from the publisher: Bloomsbury Popular Music offers access to a broad and expanding range of content: Multiple volumes from the landmark reference work, Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, with new volumes from top international contributors […]

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Spanish Ball by Todd McGrain

December 5, 2019

If you have visited the music library, you have probably seen our large, wooden sculpture near the circulation desk, Spanish Ball.  Here is what the sculptor, Todd McGrain, has to say about its origin and meaning:   The sphere, defined by 15 perfect circumferences, is one of the iconic geometric structures.  I have been compelled […]

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Bloomsbury Popular Music database trial through March 12, 2018

February 16, 2018

Cornell has new trial access to Bloomsbury Popular Music through March 12, 2018.About this resource: The 14-volume Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (10 volumes available at launch) All 120+ volumes of the 33 1/3 book series, providing in-depth analysis of influential albums An expanding range of scholarly books from Bloomsbury’s Popular Music […]

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Ethnographic Sound Archives Online trial through September 14, 2017

July 19, 2017

Cornell has trial access to Ethnographic Sound Archives Online through September 14, 2017.This collection brings together audio recordings from field expeditions around the world, particularly from the 1960s through the 1980s. It consists primarily of field recordings, along with selections of contextualizing field notes, photographs, and film. At completion, it will contain over 2,000 hours […]

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Bloomsbury Popular Music database trial through September 7, 2017

Cornell has trial access to Bloomsbury Popular Music through September 7, 2017. About this resource: The 14-volume Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (10 volumes available at launch) All 120+ volumes of the 33 1/3 book series, providing in-depth analysis of influential albums An expanding range of scholarly books from Bloomsbury’s Popular Music […]

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Qello Concerts streaming video database trial through May 3, 2017

April 20, 2017

Cornell University Library has secured a free trial of Qello Concerts, a streaming video database specializing in rock concerts and music documentaries. Genres such as classic rock, jazz, blues, pop, country, and metal are represented. See a fuller description here:https://qello.com/about_us   To try out Qello Concerts and other video databases from RBdigital, visit the RBdigital […]

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Lou Reed archives going to the New York Public Library

March 9, 2017

The New York Public Library has announced its acquisition of the Lou Reed Archive.

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Popular culture research workshop at Bowling Green in May 2017

ANNOUNCING THE POPULAR CULTURE SUMMER RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY May 21-25, 2017 Reminder: Travel Grant applications are due 24 March 2017. “Exploring the Archives: Fifty Years of Popular Culture” For the second time, the PCA/ACA and Bowling Green State University are jointly sponsoring a summer research institute on the Bowling Green, Ohio […]

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Research fellowships at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives

December 15, 2016

The Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve University, working with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, announces the availability of research fellowships to support use of the resources of the Rock Hall’s Library & Archives. Fellowships will be in the amount of $2,000 to support a one-week research trip.   Applicants […]

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Trial Subscription to MGG Online

December 13, 2016

Cornell has enrolled in a trial subscription to MGG Online, a new digital encyclopedia that includes the second edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG), as well as regular updates and newly written articles. You can access MGG Online. The trial expires on January 4, 2017; please send any comments about the resource […]

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John Cage Research Grant

December 8, 2016

Call for Applications (2017-2018) John Cage Research Grant Northwestern University Library Evanston, Illinois   The Northwestern University Library is pleased to announce the call for applications for the John Cage Research Grant, an annual award established to promote the study of John Cage’s life, music, art, and ideas through the use of Northwestern’s John Cage […]

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