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Alexander Street press blends video, audio, and text with cutting-edge online tools to transform the way people research, learn, and teach in virtually every discipline.

  • You can create personal playlists or video clips 

  • Playlists and video clips can be shared

  • Instructors can create their own video clips for teaching

  • Selected content can be sent to mobile devices

  • Permalinks are provided for embedding in other sites

  • RSS feeds

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African American Music Reference (part of the Music Online collection from Alexander Street Press)

This collection offers the first comprehensive coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression.​


American Song (part of the Music Online collection from Alexander Street Press)

This is a historical database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past.The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more.​


Classical Music in Video (part of the Music Online collection from Alexander Street Press)

The collection contains performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with master classes and interviews with master teachers from around the world.


Classical Music Library (part of the Music Online collection from Alexander Street Press)

It is the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. This ever growing collection includes recordings from the world's greatest labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.


Classical Music Reference Library (part of the Music Online collection from Alexander Street Press)

It contains more than 40, 000 pages of essential reference materials, spanning the entire history of Western classical music, in a unified online database. Included are the authoritative reference titles Baker's Dictionary of MusicBaker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker's Student Encyclopedia of Music, which are available for the first time in electronic form.​


Classical Scores Library (part of the Music Online collection from Alexander Street Press)

Contains hundreds of thousands of pages of the most important classical music scores.


Contemporary World Music (part of the Music Online collection from Alexander Street Press)

This collection delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database contains important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.​


Dance in Video (part of the Music Online collection from Alexander Street Press)

This collection contains five hundred hours of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.​


Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online (part of the Music Online collection from Alexander Street Press)

It is the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music.


Jazz Music Library (part of the Music Online collection from Alexander Street Press)

It is the largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online — with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres. Looking for recordings of a particular tune? Browse by Song title.


Music Online (from Alexander Street Press) 

Databases included:

  • African American music reference
  • American song
  • Classical music library
  • Classical music reference library
  • Classical Music in Video
  • Classical scores library
  • Contemporary world music
  • Dance in video
  • The Garland encyclopedia of world music online
  • Jazz music library
  • Opera in video
  • Smithsonian global sound

Opera in Video (part of the Music Online collection from Alexander Street Press)

It contains five hundred hours of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon. All video is now supported for iPhone and Andriod operating on 3G network or better.


Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries (part of the Music Online collection from Alexander Street Press)

This collection produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopaedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.