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General Anthropology databases

Databases related to biology, linguistics, and sociocultural anthropology

Relevant music-related databases: Find encyclopedias, streaming audio, and video resources

Text-based primary sources (a great way to explore what people were writing, saying, and thinking about music when it was created and released):

 

Text-based tertiary sources (encyclopedias and reference books that can help you to get some background on a topic, genre, style, person, etc.; these will provide context to help you to better understand the information you find in primary sources like reviews and recordings):

 

Streaming audio resources (explore tracks you can't find on YouTube, with metadata about the performers, date, location, etc. you can trust):

 

Streaming video resources (find content that's not available on YouTube):

To get started, click the link above or visit the Digital Content Library (or DCL) at https://dcl.elevator.umn.edu/. Once there, sign in with your University ID and password by clicking on the small yellow sign-in icon. After you've signed in, use the search box to search for "JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance":

An image of the Digital Content Library homepage, with the places to sign and search the resource highlighted. The spot to click to sign in is circled and includes a note that says "Step 1: Sign in with your University ID and password." The search box is circled with a note that says, "Step 2: After signing in, enter your search terms in the small box here!"

After receiving your search results, explore the many musical traditions represented by these streaming videos!

Want to learn more about finding and accessing music materials like books, scores, and recordings?

Check out our Finding Music Materials Guide, which will help you to navigate our digital and physical collections of music-related materials. Want to learn more about the Music Library and its collections? Don't miss our full list of Music Research Guides, and reach out to Music Librarian Jessica Abbazio at jabbazio@umn.edu for help!

Sample ebooks

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2020 5:43 PM