Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
Standard, comprehensive encyclopedia of World Music now online. Each volume covers a geographic region. The last volume includes reference tools and general perspectives on World Music. Browse geographic locations, or search the entire set for specific terms.
Grove Music Online and Oxford Music Online
Includes the New Grove Dictionary of Music, 2nd ed., as well as the New Grove Dictionary of Opera and the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Provides links to additional resources such as sound files and illustrations. Full-text can be searched by concept, pattern, and boolean methods. Or, the resource can be explored by browsing the articles or the subject classifications. Updated annually.
Music Online Combines Opera in Video, Dance in Video, Classical Music Library, Classical Scores Library, Jazz Music Library, African-American Music Reference, Contemporary World Music, and more, all in one database.