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Humanities 151: Music

Music--Streaming Music Database (NAXOS) & Reference Database (OXFORD/GROVE MUSIC ONLINE)

Streaming Music Databases--
  • Provide online recordings of music from wide variety of sources
  • Work on any computer or device with an Internet connection
  • Searchable by artist, title, or genre
Reference Databases--
  • Online handbooks, dictionaries, and encyclopedias
  • Use for overview information, definitions, historical perspective, & criticism
  • Ask the librarian or your instructor for assistance

Streaming Music Database--Naxos

Use NAXOS to listen to classical music
Searching NAXOS--
  • Enter search terms in the box
  • Note various renditions of the music


Listening to the music on NAXOS--

  • Set the volume on your device
  • Click on the music links for the selections you want to hear
  • Download with the PLAY SELECTIONS button
  • Click on the WORK DETAILS button, if provided for that particular work, to obtain:
  • Work Information
  • Work Analysis
  • Available Recordings

Music Reference Database--Oxford/Grove Music Online

Use Oxford/Grove Music Online--to obtain scholarly articles about music, composers & musicians--


  • Enter your search terms in the SEARCH Box
  • Check LIMITER Boxes as needed
  • Click on SEARCH



  • Scroll down and view the results
  • Click on the link for the article needed
  • View and evaluate individual items
  • Print citation

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