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Browse Open Access Databases: Audio Recordings

Audio Recordings

  • American Archive of Public Broadcasting
    "The Library of Congress and WGBH in Boston have embarked on a project to preserve for posterity the most significant public television and radio programs of the past 60 years: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting. The American people have made a huge investment in public radio and television over many decades, calculated at more than $10 billion. The American Archive will ensure that this rich source for American political, social, and cultural history and creativity will be saved and made available once again to future generations."
  • American FactFinder
    "Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community."
  • Atlas of North American English Mietoption
    For the study of phonetics, phonology and sound change.
  • Civil rights digital library
    "The struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s is among the most far-reaching social movements in the nation's history, and it represents a crucial step in the evolution of American democracy. The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale. "
  • Dagomba Dance Drumming
    "Dagomba drumming is beautiful music. The traditional compositions presented on this site have wonderfully designed phrases that are compelling to hear, challenging to play, and rewarding to study. This site celebrates the cultural achievements of an African people and invites participation from a global audience."
  • figshare
    Discover research archived by institutions and by individuals. Use the search box at the top of the window to locate research on your subject.
  • Free Music Archive
    Free music, but be sure to check the open license for each clip.
  • Free Music Archive: Dance
    Clips organized by artist, album, track, and dance genre
  • IMSLP Petrucci Music Library
    This free resource provides access to over 350,000 compositions, 14,000 composers, 40,000 recordings, and 1.8 million audio tracks with additions on a daily basis. database. Allows the user to view handwritten copies of compositions form the masters, or crystal clear notations of famous selections of music
  • National Jukebox
    "Historic recordings from the Library of Congress ... makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives."
  • Palestinian Oral History Archive
    "The Palestinian Oral History Archive is a project to digitize, index, catalog, preserve, and provide access (through a searchable digital platform) to an archival collection of around 1,000 hours of testimonies with first generation Palestinians and other Palestinian communities in Lebanon. POHA documents the life stories of Palestinians residing in refugee camps and different communities in Lebanon. "
  • Skills Commons
    "Your FREE and OPEN digital library of Workforce Training Materials Preparing the Workforce for 21st Century Employment through TAACCCT"
  • Varieties of English
    "The Handbook of Varieties of English (editors: Bernd Kortmann and Edgar W. Schneider) consists of two parts: Volume 1: Phonology and Volume 2: Morphology and Syntax. Descriptive survey articles authored by widely acclaimed specialists in the field cover all main national standard varieties, distinctive regional, ethnic, and social varieties, and major contact varieties of English, as well as major ESL varieties. The articles share a common core, which makes them invaluable research tools for cross-linguistic comparisons. Information on the historical and cultural backgrounds as well as the current sociolinguistic situations in the respective regions is provided, as well as state-of-the-art reports on major issues in current research." (LC)

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