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Access to the databases of the publishing house Oxford University Press

Access to the databases of the publishing house Oxford University Press
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The National Library of Belarus provides test access to the electronic databases of the publishing house Oxford University Press.

Oxford Music Online – the Internet-portal presenting several music resources united by the common search system:

  • Oxford Grove Music Online – the online dictionary includes full texts from New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2001), New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992) and New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2001) and provides access to articles (including biographies), pieces of music and links to various music resources on Internet.
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Popular Music – the comprehensive dictionary of popular music.
  • The Oxford Companion to Music – the complex database about music in the context of art, history, culture and society. It includes more than 8 000 articles about composers, musicians, conductors and musical compositions.
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Music – the electronic dictionary comprises 12 500 records about all kinds of music, and also about composers, musicians and conductors.  Besides, it includes the list and characteristics of musical compositions, instruments and the modern terminology.   

Oxford History of Western Music – the database about the evolution of western classical music based on the works by Richard Taruskin, one of the most celebrated musical critics of the present. The resource includes musical surveys and studies of the role of history, culture, policy, art, literature and religion in the history of music, from the invention of the musical notation to present day. Besides, the database includes 1 800 music records and 500 images.

Оxford Grove Art Online – the comprehensive scientific fine art dictionary. It includes the full texts of 34 tomes of Dictionary of Art. The database comprises articles about painting, sculpture, architecture, applied art, jeweller's art, design etc. Also it includes paintings, maps and drawings from the major art galleries of the world: Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Bridgeman Art Library, the British Museum, the Museum of Modern Art.

Access is provided up to November 30, 2010.


Test access to resources on the CNKI platform has been opened

2 Oct 2023

Since October 2, the National Library has opened test access to electronic scientific resources on the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) platform, which presents an extensive collection of scientific journals, e-books, statistical yearbooks and other materials in English and Chinese.

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