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Evaluating Online Sources
The Internet can provide access to much useful information; however, users should evaluate the quality of each web site consulted. Unlike print sources, there are no quality standards for publication.
As with print publications you should be aware of:
- Authorship and affiliations
- Author qualifications
- Bias and special interest
- Publication Information
Boston College's University Libraries has posted a list of questions to ask yourself when you evaluate a web site or web pages.
Suggested Websites for African Music
All Music Guide
Created in 1995, all genres and styles of musis are covered at this Website. Use the menu bar across the page to choose the style of music you would like to access.
Eyeneer Music Archives
an educational archival site that seeks to make comprehensive information about music publicly available as well as an entertainment center which presents new and unique music
A comprehensive source for folk and acoustic music resources on the World Wide Web
International Library of African Music
Rhodes University hosts the International Library of African Music. Website has a photo and sound archives, fulltext access to the African Music Journal
a magazine dedicated to blues and folk music
A directory service for musicians, artists, managers, scholars, and educators, allowing potential audiences to access a variety of information free of charge
Sibelious Academy Music Resources
an excellent megasite hosted by the Sibelius Academy in Finland, covering all genres of music
This website has thousands of historical recordings in all genres. You can find blues, bluegrass, African-American music, as well as jazz and gospel music.
Voice of the Shuttle - Music
an excellent source of links to webpages on music and dance
Digital Resources for Musicology
This website provides links to substantial open-access projects of use to musicians and musicologists. With a burgeoning number of digital resources available, remembering titles of sites and pathways to them can be difficult. Digital Resources in Musicology (DRM) is organized topically and provides a rapid search tool for specialties within heterogeneous collections. Neither the links nor their descriptions are exhaustive. (from website)