OSU Libraries has a trial of several music databases produced by Alexander Street Press. These trials will run through April 11, 2007. The trial is IP-based and can be accessed from computers on the OSU campus in Corvallis.
Classical Music Library
Classical Music Library is a multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. Coverage of repertoire is increasing as new labels are added (currently over 32 labels), with a particular focus on content that meets the needs of educators and students. Includes biographical material on composers.
African American Song
African American Song documents the history of African American music in an online music listening service. The collection contains a diverse range of genres such as jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime, folk songs, and narratives, among others. It features some 16,000 tracks of great historical recordings from Document Records. This great collection features recordings from the first half of the 20th century and includes iconic artists such as The Fisk Jubilee Singers, Memphis Minnie, Blind Willie McTell and Huddie Ledbetter.
Smithsonian Global Sound
Smithsonian Global Sound includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. It also includes music recorded around the African continent by Dr. Hugh Tracey for the International Library of African Music (ILAM) at Rhodes University as well as material collected by recordists on the South Asian subcontinent from the Archive Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE), sponsored by the American Institute for Indian Studies.