Resource of the Month
April 2007

Each month WSU Libraries' Department of Collection Development features a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight some of the library's new, interesting, under-used, large, unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and resources.  You can learn more about the "Resource of the Month" on this website, from the display in the reference area, by attending a workshop (if available), or by contacting the Reference Desk at 978-3584.

If you are interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month," check the archive.

Grove Music Online

Grove Music Online is an integrated online music resource that includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition.  It is regularly updated, ensuring current information.

Upcoming Workshops

Grove Music Online
Workshops in Room 217
April 5 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Thursday
April 11 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday
April 16 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday

The workshops are free and although registration is not necessary to attend, it helps assure there are enough handouts.  For more information or to register, contact Rachel Crane, Music Librarian at or 978-5078. 

How Do I Access Grove Music Online?

There is a link on the WSU Libraries' website under Electronic Resources / Electronic Databases.  You have the option of looking for it under the subject links or the alphabetic links (  If you are accessing Grove Music Online from off-campus you will be prompted to enter your myWSU ID number and password for authentication purposes.

Why Should I Use Grove Music Online?

Musicians, music students, and all who have an interest in music will find this online resource indispensable.  Grove Music Online, through a partnership with Sibelius notation software, provides over 500 musical examples in sound as well as notation.  It is in continual growth with both newly commissioned material and more articles from other Grove dictionaries.  To find out about the most recent updates, read the "What's New" section (see Related Websites below). 

Grove Music Online provides both advanced searching and browse capabilities.  Search Tips are displayed on each search screen to help with search strategies.  The researcher can use the advanced search to search full text, biographies, bibliographies, links, contributors, and works lists.  Browsing is available for articles, abbreviations, contributors, and the index.  Special features include links to the Sibelius examples, discussions, and interviews.  Explore provides another option for accessing biographies and presents Research Resources which gives direct access to print and manuscript sources and institutions with significant archive holdings.

Features of Grove Music Online

  • Full-text search with advanced capabilities
  • Over 3,000 links to related sites
  • Illustrations and musical examples, including over 500 sound examples
  • Date-stamping of print articles that have been updated

Related Websites

For assistance with Grove Music Online, contact Wichita State University Libraries' Research Services Desk at 978-3584.

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