Library/Web Resources

LISTEN ONLINE

NAXOS – Online Classical Music
– From off campus you will be prompted to log in with your NovaConnect username and password.
– There can be only be a limited number of concurrent users at one time.  If you are turned away, try again later.
– Click on “LogOut” when you’re finished.

MUSIC DICTIONARIES & REFERENCE

Oxford Music Onlineencyclopedia and reference articles from sources including The New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Oxford Companion to Music and The New Grove Dictionary of Opera.

Gale Biography Resource Center — encyclopedia and magazine articles about famous people

– From off campus you will be prompted to log in with your MyNOVA id.

BOOKS – ONLINE & PRINT

Google Books

– Collection of books scanned from libraries around the country.  In some cases you can view portions of the book online.

Search tip:  limit your search to books with “Limited preview and full view.”

NOVA Library Catalog– Search for books, videos and CDs.

SCHOLARLY JOURNALS

JSTOR – collection of scholary journals, including many for music.  Opt to search just the music collection on the “Advanced Search” page.

Early Music in JSTOR

Academic Search Complete – collection of magazines and scholarly journals on many topics, including music.

Proquest – collection of magazines, newspapers and scholarly journals on many topics, including music.  You can choose to view only scholarly journal articles by selecting the “Peer reviewed” box on the search page or “Scholarly Journals” as the source in your list of results.

RESEARCH ASSISTANCE

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