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Oxford Music Online

OUP Grove Music.

This e-resource is available from a library computer and from home.

Oxford Music Online is the leading online resource for music research, a comprehensive compendium of music scholarship offering the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), as well as numerous subsequent updates and emendations.

The resource

  • A comprehensive one-stop resource for anyone from novice students to advanced scholars
  • Over 50,000 signed articles by more than 6,000 international contributors provide comprehensive coverage of the field in one easy-to-use resource
  • 500+ Sibelius-enabled musical examples cover styles and people from habanera to Handel
  • Subject guides, musical timelines, and research resources provide invaluable support for teachers and students
  • Supplemented with content from The Oxford Companion to Music and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition 
  • Three updates per year, with at least one update focusing on contemporary music

Search and discover

  • Use Advanced search or Quick search to find the content you need
  • Narrow your choices by content type (e.g. biographies, subject entries, images)
  • Search within articles or for full text results only
  • Browse by biographies, subject entries, discographies and compilations or videographies
  • Expand research via featured related content

Sharing and citation tools

  • Share content with the ability to print or email search results
  • Export entries to citation software, or copy and cite

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Go to Oxford Music Online

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  • Your library card number

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