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Music Resources: Recordings

A Guide to help you locate and use research sources in Music

Use SUMMON to Find Recordings at SU Libraries!

SUMMON searches:

  • CDs and LPs in Bird Library
  • Streaming audio in Naxos and Alexander Street Press
  • Select recordings from the Belfer Audio Archive

SUMMON Search Tips:

  1. Enter composer last name, main words from the work title, and artist name (if desired).
  2. Limit search results to content type "music recording." note: you may have to click "more"
  3. Use call numbers and icons to identify the type of recording and location for access.
Type Icon Call # example Location
CDs Summon recording icon Compact Disc 12345 request at Bird 3rd floor service desk
LPs Summon recording icon M 1507 .B72 Shelved on Bird 4th floor
Streaming Available online    Your computer
Cylinders, 78s, etc. Summon recording icon
(NSyU)00560597
Belfer Audio Archive

Streaming Audio Databases

All library subscription databases are available on-campus with no login, or off-campus with your SU NetID

Music Online

MUSIC ONLINE from Alexander Street Press

Use a single portal to simultaneously search all Alexander Street Press music databases:

Naxos Music Library

NAXOS MUSIC LIBRARY

Classical music from all time periods; some world, rock, pop, jazz, and country
Naxos for mobile available through iTunes or Android store

Naxos Music Library Jazz

NAXOS MUSIC LIBRARY JAZZ

Jazz music from all time periods
Naxos for mobile available through iTunes or Android store

DRAM

DRAM - DATABASE OF RECORDED AMERICAN MUSIC

Contemporary American composers; classical, jazz, Broadway

Free Archival Streaming Audio on the Internet

These web collections are scholarly resources and free of advertisements