Libraries & Archives

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Database of Resources: American Song

We've got a few new offerings for the campus online. One of the most intriguing is "American Song".

Don Koke reviewed it for me:
This site is absolutely awesome! Exactly what a serious researcher or folkaphile would give eyeteeth to access. Is this something that needs a subscription to include in the collection? I would definitely be in favor.

Nice find! Thanks, Don

From the site:
American Song is a history database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past.The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more.

Content from African American Music is now a part of American Song, including 17,000 tracks from the original interface, plus 18,000 newly released tracks. See the About page for details.

This release includes 6,834 albums, equalling 115,689 tracks, growing regularly.

Look for it in the A-Z list in the library tab on Pipeline.

Oh, about that. We've remodeled that tab. How do you like it? Can you find everything you set out to find? I hate that question in a grocery store, but honestly, if you can't we probably moved it. Call us and we'll help you find it.

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