Franklin &  Marshall College Library

CCS 105/MUS 107: Music and Culture

Google Search

Google searching can be worthwhile when trying to develop topics ideas or brainstorming. Below are a few decent websites that were discovered with this search:
glass armonica frankin
Play the Armonica
Franklin Institute online. Play a virtual armonica!

Glass Music
Website of performer Dean Shostak, who will perform at F&M, September 18, 2005.

Glass Armonica
Website of performer William Zeitler, frequent armonica performer at Disney Land.

History of the Armonica
Website of performer Cecilia Gniewek Brauer, associate member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and an avid armonica player.

Benjamin Franklin . Inquiring Mind . Glass Armonica
As per this website, "Of Benjamin Franklin's many achievements, probably the least well-known are his accomplishments in music. Not only did Franklin play viola da gamba and compose music, he also invented an instrument for which both Mozart and Beethoven composed music‹the armonica, also known as the glass armonica or glass harmonica.

Online Resources

Grove Music Online
Online version of the New Grove Dictionary of Music, this online resource is updated quarterly and is considered to be the premier authority on music. Includes New Grove Dictionary of Opera and the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.

A collection of abstracts and articles from over 100 scholarly journals, many dating from the nineteenth-century to the last 4 or 5 years. Now includes titles in Music.

Excellent source for full-text, to-date reviews and critiques of composer scores and performances.

Full-text access to major U.S. and international newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune. Coverage varies, 5 to 20 years.

New York Times
The New York Times (Sep 18, 1851 - Dec 31, 2001, full-text) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Library Catalog
Try searching "words or phrase" first, then take a look at the various Subject Headings to lead you to related materials.

The OCLC Online Union Catalog. Over 50 million records of many types of material cataloged by OCLC member libraries around the world. Updated daily. You may need to check WorldCat to find where scores and recordings are held.

Readers' Guide Full Text
Indexes over 200 popular U.S. general interest periodicals. Covers 1983 to the present.

Readers' Guide Retrospective
Comprehensive indexing of 500 of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. The complete database covers the years 1890 through 1982.

America: History and Life
Comprehensive bibliography of articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to present. Covers abstracts 1964 to the present.

Last updated: 9/12/05 ag, contact Andy Gulati for assistance, 291-4261