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See JMU Librarians' top recommendations for finding audio ...  [more info]
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Explore public service advertisement (PSA) campaigns from the Ad Council, a leading producer of PSAs and the creator of such slogans as "Friends don't let friends drive drunk" and "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."  [more info]
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Serves as a guide to Internet resources on African cultures and peoples. Sites are organized by country and topic.  [more info]
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Digitized collections of primary source materials at the Library of Congress on American history and culture...  [more info]
Internet
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Index and full text of over 5000 audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches...  [more info]
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American Song is a history database with music from America's past.  [more info]
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This resource will cease as of 2/1/2015. Image database containing the Associated Press' current year's photo report and a selection of images dating from the 1500s. Also includes charts, graphs, tables, and maps.  [more info]
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Includes sound recordings, photographs, videos, interviews, radio shows and more. Houses the Alan Lomax Archive of recorded music, dance, and spoken word.  [more info]
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ccmixter is devoted to helping you find music, which is liberally licensed under a Creative Commons license so you already have permission to use this music in your video, podcast, school project, personal music player, or where ever…  [more info]
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A collection of classical music recordings searchable by composer, artist, conductor, instrument, genre, or period.  [more info]
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Contemporary World Music is a vast collection of 50,000 music tracks.  [more info]
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Browse JMU Library Catalog to find availability and learn more about digital audio, video and graphic clips from Digital Juice, designed to be reused in digital production work.  [more info]
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On-demand streaming access to CD-quality audio.  DRAM contains over 2,300 albums worth of recordings from a distinctive set of 15 independent labels.  [more info]
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Gateway to business resources including full text periodicals, news photographs, company reports, and financial data.  [more info]
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These sources contain material that is available under Creative Commons, Public Domain, or JMU license.  [more info]
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Free Music Archive provides a library of legal audio downloads.  [more info]
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Free-Loops.com is a one-stop-shop for free loops and audio clip downloads covered by Creative Commons.  [more info]
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Freesound is a database of Creative Commons licensed sounds and focusses only on sound, not songs.  [more info]
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Funky Remixes allows users to legally rip, remix, and share music for free.  This site features hip hop, rap, rock, and electronic styled remixes.  Copyright covered by Creative Commons.  [more info]
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Full-text encyclopedia articles about music traditions, genres, practices, and performances in world regions...  [more info]
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The Greg Smith Sound Effects Collection contains over 1450 sound effects tracks recorded by Greg Smith.  The collection is hosted by University Library at American University.  
*Note: the tracks are in a zipped mp3 format.  Once you download the zip file to your computer, you will need to un-zip them.  Please see the recommended programs on the Greg Smith Collection website.  
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Several encyclopedias-in-one with articles and cross references covering music and musicians worldwide. Alternate title: Oxford Music Online.  [more info]
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Search letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies within scholarly materials.  [more info]
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The Internet Archive is a non-profit website offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages.  [more info]
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Jamendo is a source for free and legal music downloads covered by Creative Commons licenses.  [more info]
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Jazz Music Library is very comprehensive with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres...  [more info]
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JMU Library Catalog is the online catalog of materials in James Madison University Libraries.  [more info]
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Political advertisements funded by campaigns, parties, committees, and independent advocacy groups.  [more info]
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Music Online is a single cross-searchable platform that includes all of the Alexander Street Press music products to which JMU subscribes.  [more info]
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National Jukebox contains over 10,000 historical sound recordings from the Library of Congress music collections.  These recordings have been made freely available in streaming format with permission from Sony Music Entertainment.  Sound content includes popular music, dance music, opera, jazz, speeches, poetry and humor.  [more info]
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Provides online exhibits of traditional and modern African art. Also links to Radio Africa, which provides streaming audio from the Smithsonian’s Global Sound collection.  [more info]
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Naxos Music Library Jazz offers a mixed selection of jazz legends and contemporary jazz in streaming audio format.  [more info]
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Streaming classical music, World, Folk and Chinese music. Also includes notes on musical works and biographical information on composers or artists.  [more info]
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OAIster contains thousands of multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,000 contributors worldwide.  [more info]
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Recordings from the American Memory project from folk music to oral history interviews.  [more info]
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Opera in Video contains 250 of the most important opera performances.  [more info]
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PD Info provides sheet music and lyrics published in 1922 or earlier.  Also contains royalty free music tracks.  Fees for sheet music and tracks will not be paid for by JMU Libraries.  [more info]
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The world's musical and aural traditions, in streaming audio...  [more info]
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SoundClick is part of the free music community and features signed and unsigned bands.  [more info]
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Theatre in Video contains more than 250 of the world’s most important plays...  [more info]
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Catalog of over 62 million titles cataloged by libraries worldwide ...  [more info]
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