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Music Online: The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

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Alternate Title(s): The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

Platform: Alexander Street Press

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This resource provides access to the searchable full-text of the print encyclopedia, with audio examples, musical illustrations, photographs, and drawings. There are ten volumes in this work:

  • Volume 1: Africa
  • Volume 2: South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
  • Volume 3: The United States and Canada
  • Volume 4: Southeast Asia
  • Volume 5: South Asia: The Indian Subcontinent
  • Volume 6: The Middle East
  • Volume 7: East Asia: China, Japan, and Korea
  • Volume 8: Europe
  • Volume 9: Australia and the Pacific Islands
  • Volume 10: The World's Music: General Perspectives and Reference Tools

This resource can be searched by basic keywords or using the advanced search searching full text, title and series, author/creator, soloist/performer, ensemble, contributor, genre, person discussed, cultural group, publisher, instrument, or catalog number; and limited to certain available collections, format, specialized area of interest, content type, language, date published/released, date written/recorded, place published/released or place written/recorded. Content can also be browsed by volume, place, cultural group, subject, instrument, or genre.

Laurier Library has provided access to this since April 2023, through a direct deal with ProQuest.

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Reference articles on world music topics with audio examples, musical illustrations, photographs, and drawings.

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1940s - present

Page Owner: Matt Thomas

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Last Updated: May 2, 2023 11:19am