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.