REFERENCE SOURCES SPOTLIGHT: KLASSIKA

Klassika is an online music encyclopedia focused on composers and their works. As a music reference source, it might best be described as an extensive guide to the works of both major and less well-known composers in the Western classical tradition. As such, it shows some of the inherent lack of diversity associated with many […]

REFERENCE SOURCES SPOTLIGHT: GOOGLE TRENDS: http://trends.google.com

Google, provider of a search engine, video hosting platform (YouTube), and news aggregator, makes its money from advertising, but how do advertisers know where to spend that money?  Google collects data on the searches performed by its users, among other methods.  Unlike Google Analytics, which shows advertisers their return on investment, Google Trends provides data […]

REFERENCE SOURCES SPOTLIGHT: Oxford Companion to the American Musical

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical: Theatre, Film and Television, by Thomas Hischak (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, xxxiv, 923 pp.), was published in 2008 and, according to WorldCat, is found at nearly 1200 libraries. New York Public Library cited it as an “outstanding reference work” that year. There is a good […]

REFERENCE SOURCES SPOTLIGHT: theeuropeanlibrary.org

Founded in 2004 by the Center for European Research Libraries (CERN), theeuropeanlibrary.org (TEL) is a portal for searching the holdings of 48 European national libraries and 60 additional major research libraries, including many university libraries. No new entries have been added since the site was frozen in December 2016, but this does not diminish its […]