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1. FreeAustralia and New Zealand Music Research

: A website devoted to the information needs of music researchers in Australia and New Zealand. Includes the MSA (Musicological Society of Australia) Thesis Register, a database containing the bibliograhic information for postgraduate music and music-related theses completed since 1917 or currently in progress at universities in Australia and New Zealand. Also includes a useful collection of music links.

2. FreeAustralia Council for the Arts

The Australia Council: The Australia Council is the Australian Government's funding and advisory body. Through a range of grants, it directly supports young, emerging and established artists, in the fields of: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, community cultural development, dance, literature, music, new media arts, theatre and visual arts/craft.

3. LicencedBaker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990

Gale Cengage Learning: This biographical reference includes more than 550 entries focusing on artists active from 1990-2003. Individual artists and groups in all popular styles are covered, including those in rock, rhythm and blues, rap, country, electronica, jazz, vocal and crossover classical. Features include select discographies, bibliographies, a glossary of music terms, a table of best-selling music since 1990 and more. This online book is part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Also available in print (2001 edition) at RFq 780.922 B167-10 in the Main Reading Room Reference Collection.

4. LicencedBritish periodicals online collections I and II

ProQuest: Traces the development and growth of the periodical press in Britain from its origins in the seventeenth century through to the Victorian 'age of periodicals' and beyond. On completion this unique digital archive will consist of almost 500 periodical runs published from the 1680s to the 1930s, comprising six million keyword-searchable pages and forming an unrivalled record of more than two centuries of British history and culture. British Periodicals Collection I consists of more than 160 journals that comprise the UMI microfilm collection Early British Periodicals, the equivalent of 5,238 printed volumes containing approximately 3.1 million pages. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences. British Periodicals Collection II consists of more than 300 journals from the UMI microfilm collections English Literary Periodicals and British Periodicals in the Creative Arts together with additional titles, amounting to almost 3 million pages. Topics covered include literature, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries. A mobile interface is available for this database at: http://m.search.proquest.com

5. FreeInternational inventory of music scores (RISM)

RISM: Online database of over 700,000 mainly manuscript music sources, comprising the works of over 25,000 composers. The manuscripts date from after 1600 and are preserved in the libraries and archives of 32 countries. Data has come from the RISM (Repertoire International des Sources Musciales) publication Series A/II: Music manuscripts after 1600, previously available in print and CDRom formats.

6. FreeMusic and Dance Reference

Brigham Young University: Site consists of an online bibliography of music and dance bibliographies and reference sources; a blog devoted to music and dance bibliography and reference; basic introductions to reference tools intended to help students understand how reference sources can guide them to appropriate research material; access to unpublished bibliographies; a Facebook page designed as a forum for interested librarians, scholars, and students. Bibliography includes bibliographies and reference sources (both print and online), some of which are annotated with critiques on use, coverage, organization, and pros and cons. Many entries also list published reviews for the corresponding sources.

7. FreeMusic Council of Australia - Resources

Provides links to music internet sites; government arts sites; MCA directories; Music Forum articles index; and other resource documents.

8. FreeNational Film and Sound Archive

National Film and Sound Archive: The National Film and Sound Archive is the national audiovisual archive for Australia. The Archive preserves and shares Australia's moving images and sound recordings from the first film images to the modern classics. The catalogue of the Archive is available to search online.

9. FreeNFRAM : National Networked Facility for Research in Australian Music

The National Networked Facility for Research in Australian Music aims to make more accessible the scattered and often hidden materials and resources related to Australian music.

10. FreeNINES: Nineteenth Century Scholarship Online

: NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth Century Electronic Scholarship) provides digital collections and other resources for the undertaking of nineteenth century studies. Provides access to nearly one million digital objects and 119 sites. Content includes primary and secondary materials, images, catalgoue records, digital projects and subscription databases.

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