Thursday, June 21, 2007

Spotlight Database: The Smithsonian Global Sound Music Library

Did you know that the North Campus Library offers over 100 electronic databases for student use? These can be accessed from any Internet computer, even off-campus. They provide users with articles, biographies, literature criticism, and much more on many academic subjects. All you need is your student ID number; the PIN is the last four digits of that number. When in the library, ask the reference librarian how to use the databases, or call the reference desk at 305-237-1183 for assistance.

Our current featured electronic database is the Smithsonian Global Sound Music Library. This interactive database allows users to listen to a wide range of music from all over the globe. Browse by country, instrument, ensemble, and more; even create playlists! From the description:

Smithsonian Global Sound Music Library provides an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms. It includes more than 35,000 individual tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds.

This database is sure to provide hours of interesting musical exploration and research!

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