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Oxford Music Online is the gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. With Grove Music Online as its cornerstone, Oxford Music Online also contains The Oxford Companion to Music (revised 2011), which offers more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works; and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition (revised 2006), which supplements Grove's more-extensive articles with content geared toward undergraduates and general users. Both of these sources are included in subscriptions to Grove Music Online.
Oxford Music Online is a new gateway that offers users the ability, for the first time ever, to access and cross-search the vast resources of Oxford's music reference in one location. The cornerstone of Oxford Music Online, Grove Music Online, has been completely redesigned with a number of functional enhancements and new content.
For more in-depth information about the editorial changes behind the Grove relaunch, please visit the Grove Music Online page .
Oxford Music Online also features Colin Larkin's landmark Encyclopedia of Popular Music- online for the first time by popular demand. The most comprehensive reference work devoted exclusively to popular music, the Encyclopedia is the authoritative biographical encyclopedia of rock, pop, and jazz artists, covering popular music from 1900 to the present. It is exhaustive, meticulous, authoritative - and incredibly fun to read.
In early 2009, Richard Taruskin's The Oxford History of Western Music will be offered through Oxford Music Online for a one-time purchase fee. This outstanding resource sets the details of music, the chronological sweep of figures, works, and musical ideas, within the larger context of world affairs and cultural history.
Oxford Music Online has been created with the latest in online technology to give users a robust and unique research experience. Search and browse capabilities allow users to refine their results by source, and specific era or subject category. Users can also choose to view biographies, subject entries, or images when searching or browsing. Advanced search capabilities, including biography and bibliography searching, provide users with powerful tools for content navigation. Product-specific timelines and topical guides provide users with pathways into the content. Context-sensitive Help pages are available throughout the site to guide users through the features and functionality. Oxford Music Online will offer the most extensive and easily searchable online music resource available, a virtual music library of unparalleled scope and depth.