Free trials are provided by database vendors to HKBU. Please make use of the opportunity to trial potential resources and forward any comments through the Electronic Resources Evaluation Form.

Five Music Databases from Alexander Street Press
(Trial period: until 29 August 2007)

Classical Music Library
Over 50,000 recordings from an extensive repertoire and from labels such as EMI, Sanctuary Classics, Hyperion and CBC.
Biographical and period reference materials are also included.

Classical Scores Library
Currently providing access to over 1000 scores and manuscripts, this searchable database will grow to over 8000 scores in the future.

Smithsonian Global Sound

An international collection of musical traditions in audio format, accompanied by notes, educational features and lesson plans.

African American Music Reference
Over 1100 essays and images providing coverage of blues, jazz, gospel, slave songs, and other forms of African American music.

African American Song
Collection of 16,000 historical recordings in a diverse range of African American genres.

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