For those of you who aren’t familiar with Reference Universe, it’s a great little product that indexes the content of reference works. They have thousands of entries and add new content regularly. They announced this week new content from Grove Art Online and Grove Music Online. Below is the text from their blog post.
Paratext is pleased to announce that detailed metadata from Grove Art Online and Grove Music Online from Oxford University Press are now integrated into Reference Universe.
Many current Reference Universe libraries tell us that these titles are among the most heavily used within their library. Their inclusion within Reference Universe ensures increased accessibility to some of the most authoritative articles on art and music available.
Grove Art Online initially grew out of the landmark 34-volume print title the Dictionary of Art, containing comprehensive coverage of Western and non-Western art. In addition to 45,000 articles on a variety of relevant subjects, the collection includes over 6,000 searchable images and even more links to images at museums and galleries to help students achieve a more complete artistic research experience.
Grove Music Online allows digital searching of some of the most important works for musical scholarship including The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. With over 50,000 articles representing the work of over 6,000 of the most respected musical scholars from around the world, it’s one of the most comprehensive and valuable resources on the market for music research.