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Alexander Street Press
Pequot Library has always been home to music of all sorts at the very highest level. The data bases below are provided by the Alexander Street Press, which has one of the most complete and wide ranging selections of Music available on the web. An electronic publisher, Alexander Street specializes in the humanities and social sciences, and partners with institutions like the Smithsonian to provide an unparalleled selection. iTunes may be your source for popular music, but Alexander Street can be your source for classical, jazz, world music, and everything else. We’re proud to give you free online access to:
Classical Music Library is a database of classical recordings that includes tens of thousands of licensed recordings from major labels.
Contemporary World Music takes listeners around the globe to experience the music of diverse peoples and cultures. This collection incorporates contemporary reggae, world beat, and jazz, to name a few.
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries® is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical traditions that provides listeners with a variety of online resources supporting the creation & continuity of diverse musical forms.
African American Song with jazz, blues, gospel, and other forms of African American Music.
American Song is a database that will allow people to hear and feel the music from our past including music that relates to almost every walk of American life, every ethnic group, and every time period.
For Access to these databases, please complete and submit the form below. You will receive your login username and password via email.