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Ethnic NewsWatch Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
find current and historical articles on music in magazines and newspapers published by American ethnic and immigrant presses.
Anthropological Literature Restricted Resource
Indexes journal articles and edited works in archaeology, anthropology, and linguistics; also covers sociology, history, ethnohistory, demography, geography, international development, and human genetics.
AnthroSource Restricted Resource
1888–present. Full-text online resource serving the research, teaching, and professional needs of anthropologists. Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA).
Sociological Abstracts Restricted Resource
Search the sociological literature to find scholarly resources on cultures and cultural practices using terms such as cultural transmission, theater arts, mass media, popular culture, ethnic identity, folk music, cultural values, cultural pluralism, rap music, hip hop music, and globalization
eHRAF World Cultures Restricted Resource
A cross-cultural database that provides ethnographic studies of diverse cultures within the United States and around the world. From Human Relations Area Files.


Historical Abstracts Restricted Resource
Covers world history after 1450, except for the U.S. and Canada. A good resource for studying the historical context within which a particular ethnic group's culture, music and dance has emerged.

Reference Resources

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online Restricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains audio
Comprehensive online resource devoted to research on world music. Features overviews of various regions with a survey of its musical heritage, traditions and themes, and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Images and audio files are included. A print version with CDs is available at Burling reference.
Oxford Music Online Restricted Resource
Gateway to music research and access point for full-text Oxford music reference publications, including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music, and The Oxford Dictionary of Music.
Rough Guide to World Music
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor ML102.W67 W67 2006

Selected Musical Terms of Non-Western Cultures: a Notebook-Glossary
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor ML108 .K37 1990

Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader.
Print Location: Burling 2nd floor ML3799 .E79 2006

Ethnomusicology: Historical and Regional Studies
Print Location: Burling 2nd floor ML3799 .E83x 1993

Web sites

Digital Resources for Musicology
This website provides links to substantial open-access projects of use to musicians and musicologists, organized topically. A rapid search tool for specialties within heterogeneous collections is provided. Created and maintained by the Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities, an affiliate of the Packard Humanities Institute, at Stanford University.
Ethnomusicology, Folk Music, and World Music
One of the most comprehensive guides to ethnomusicology web resources, assembled by the University of Washington Libraries. Includes a large selection of sites, organized by region (Follow "Sites by Region" tab).
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