New – three databases giving access to over 135,000 music tracks

African American Song

This database documents the history of African American music in the form of an online listening service. Contains 50,000 tracks of jazz, blues, gospel, and other forms of African American musical expression.


Classical Music Library
A database of classical recordings offering over 50,000 tracks from more than 30 different labels. Includes recordings from earliest times (eg. Gregorian chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.


Smithsonian Global Sound

A virtual encyclopedia of the world’s musical and aural traditions. Over 35,000 individual tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds, including performances of traditional music from virtually everywhere in the world.

Off-campus access to these databases is available by first logging on to the secure password page using your University Network username and password.

Please note that this service provides streaming audio, and your computer system must be compatible in order to access the audio files correctly. Please see the “Help” section on the database for more information