ONLINE DATABASES OF SCHOLARLY JOURNALS

JSTOR is a comprehensive online database of full-text scientific journals in the social sciences and the humanities. AMU currently subscribes to the Arts & Sciences III collection, where you can find over 200 titles, especially in the areas of art studies and musicology; several journals are also focused on the performing arts and film studies. You can find a list of titles using this link (http://about.jstor.org/content/arts-sciences-iii#tab-title-list). These include Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Musical Quarterly, The Musical Times, Art Journal, Cinema Journal, Film Quarterly, Theatre Journal, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, and Performing Arts Journal.

 

 

You can log into the database with the username and password that you use for the AMU computer network.


 

AFI Catalog, a filmographic resource produced by the American Film Institute (AFI), provides detailed information on feature films produced in the United States or funded by U.S. production companies between 1893-1975 and 1976-2011. The database contains approximately 50,000 records.

Film Index International is a film library with more than 120,000 detailed records of films produced by the British Film Institute from 170 countries and dating from the first silent movies to the present day. The database also contains information about almost 740,000 people who are connected with the film industry.

FIAF Index to Film Periodicals: FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Plus is a database of film literature and other film studies resources created by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF). It contains almost 500,000 journal article records from more than 340 scholarly and popular journals dating from 1972 to the present day. The available version, Plus, offers 85,000 full-text articles from 40 core journals.

 

 


Since 1 January 2007, students and pedagogues in the AMU Music Faculty have had access to the electronic version of the Grove Music Online encyclopaedia, which is part of the Oxford Music Online collection http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/, through the AMU computer network.

The electronic version of the Grove Music Online encyclopaedia (in the library we have a printed version) offers the full texts of several musical encyclopaedias (including opera, jazz and popular music), and constitutes part of the Oxford Music Online collection. It is regularly updated and contains over 50,000 articles and 30,000 biographical entries created by over 6,000 scientists from around the world.

A great number of the articles have the Sibelius function connected, which allows for illustrative listening to musical exemplar.

Access is provided from the HAMU computer network

Due to the high acquisition costs, access is limited to one working user. Therefore, we ask users to always log out after they finish working with the encyclopaedia so as to enable other interested individuals to access it.

 

For AMU students and employees, access to the following paid information resources is FREE OF CHARGE!

Music Online is a set of musical databases.

Contents:

African American Music Reference, American Song, Classical Music Library, Classical Music Reference, Library, Classical Scores Library, Contemporary World Music, The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online, Jazz Music Library, Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

If you are at AMU

You can log into the database with the username and password that you use for the AMU computer network.


a referential database of African-American music

It contains more than 43,000 essays and images from over 160 sources. In it, we can find biographies, chronologies, discography, photographs, music scores, pictures, lyrics, notes on recordings and genres such as blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrels, gospels and others. It will be complemented by the history of jazz, hip hop, ragtime and gospel, links to recordings and the ability to save to a playlist.

// from the colonial period to the present day

audio recordings, listening database

It offers 7,000 albums, or some 116,000 songs, music by Americans of different origins and walks of life, the songs of Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers and cowboys. Themes include civil rights, political campaigns, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, etc. Genres include country, folk, bluegrass, western, old time, Indian and African-American songs, blues, gospel, doo wop, Motown, R & B, soul, funk, and more.

// from the colonial period to the present day

audio recordings, listening database

Contains classical music recordings: repertoire ranging from vocal and choral music to chamber music, orchestral, solo instrumental and opera. More than 14,000 albums. Ability to save to a playlist. Users can create and share clips from all audio tracks. All the sound can then be saved on a third-party website.

// all historical periods


a referential database of classical music

It offers more than 29,000 essays and images from 39 sources, representing almost 48,000 pages. Based on Baker’s Dictionary of Music, Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians and Baker’s Student Encyclopedia of Music. Includes all classical genres as well as definitions of musical concepts and biographies of composers and artists. Links to recordings and the ability to save to a playlist.

// all historical periods

full texts of sheet music / scores

Contains more than 25,000 sheet music titles, including all genres and forms from choral works to symphonies as well as chamber and avant-garde music. Scores, piano extracts. Created in cooperation with leading publishers. Ability to search by instrument, among other parameters; ability to save to a playlist and print in PDF format.

// from the Middle Ages to the present day

audio recordings, listening database

Offers modern as well as traditional world music: 169 countries represented; more than 1,000 genres and subgenres; recordings of encyclopaedic breadth; suitable for ethnomusicology studies as well as everyday listening; ability to save to a playlist

// from 1950 to the present day; historical recordings


The World Music encyclopaedia

It contains more than 1,200 essays and hundreds of audio samples. More than 9,000 pages by 700 scholars from around the world. Each of the encyclopaedia’s 10 volumes contains an overview of the region and a description of its musical traditions and genres. We can find photographs of musicians, musical instruments, national culture in dances, rituals and ceremonies, audio and sheet music samples, drawings, song lyrics, charts and maps of the regions.
Volumes: 1. Africa, 2. South America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, 3. United States and Canada, 4. Southeast Asia, 5. South Asia: The Indian Subcontinent, 6. The Middle East, 7. East Asia: China, Japan, Korea, 8. Europe, 9. Australia and Pacific Islands, 10. The World’s Music: Perspectives and reference tools

// all historical periods

audio recordings, listening database

It contains more than 8,000 albums, representing 105,000 compositions. Genres: vocal jazz, bebop, acid jazz, big band, ragtime, swing, Latin jazz, New Orleans jazz, Smooth jazz, historic and modern jazz. Ability to save to a playlist. Users can create and share clips from all audio tracks. All the sound can then be saved on a third-party website.

// from the beginning of the 1920s to the present day

audio recordings, listening database

It contains documentary recordings of music and the spoken word, a virtual encyclopaedia of audio sources of traditional music and oral histories, as well as nearly 3,000 albums. The music is from 169 countries and represents more than 1,000 different genres, 1,400 cultural groups, 450 languages and information on 100,000 artists and ensembles. It illuminates the history and literature of the peoples of all continents.

// from the beginning of the 19th century to the present day


 For AMU students and employees, access to the following paid information resources is FREE OF CHARGE!

Naxos Music Online is the world’s largest online database of classical music. It presently offers remote access to more than 62,000 CDs containing more than 887,500 compositions. More than 500 new CDs are added each month. In addition to classical music, it is also possible to listen to world music, jazz, soundtracks and classic rock. In addition, there are more than 700 operas.

Users have access to useful information:

biographies of artists and composers, instrumentation of works, information and analysis, synopses and librettos of operas, significant musical dates, complete notes for recordings, composer portraits, instructional texts

 

 

You can log into the database with the username and password that you use for the AMU computer network.


The HAMU Library offers AMU students and pedagogues access to the Metropolitan Opera Database. This new digital library is available without limitation, and you can also use remote access. It contains more than 450 mostly opera performances in HD quality. New titles are added each month.

 

 

You can log into the database with the username and password that you use for the AMU computer network.


The HAMU Library is the only music library in the Czech Republic offering access to this online database. It contains archival recordings of this major world symphonic orchestra and also offers live concerts. There are more than 1,000 classical recordings of composers of all musical periods, and the database also includes interviews with artists and documentary footage of the orchestra. For access, it is necessary to first register on the school website.

The Lingea Platinum dictionary is an English-Czech, German-Czech and French-Czech dictionary available only from computers connected to the AMU network.