Resources by Type: "Audio"

Birds of North America provides scientific information for each of the 716 species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada, with image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, recordings of bird’s songs and calls selected from the collection in Cornell’s Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds. Includes also an extensive bibliography for each species.

Global Issues in Context uses a wealth of resources to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events. It supports research in virtually every corner of the library and in a wide variety of subject areas, including sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, & women.

Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world's largest online classical music library. It also includes world music, jazz, film music, nostalgia, classic and contemporary rock content. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 23,990 CDs with more than 341,300 tracks.

Access is limited to 10 simultaneous users.

Naxos Music Library now uses Adobe Flash Player.  If Adobe Flash Player 10 is not installed on your computer, please take a moment to install it.

SCOLA is a non-profit educational organization that receives and re-transmits television programming from around the world in native languages and provides additional language learning content.

The Songs of America presentation allows you to explore American history as documented in the work of some of our country's greatest composers, poets, scholars, and performers. From popular and traditional songs, to poetic art songs and sacred music, the relationship of song to historical events from the nation's founding to the present is highlighted through more than 80,000 online items. The user can listen to digitized recordings, watch performances of artists interpreting and commenting on American song, and view sheet music, manuscripts, and historic copyright submissions online. The site also includes biographies, essays and curated content, interactive maps, a timeline and teaching resources offering context and expert analysis to the source material.

Listen to the changes in the “Star Spangled Banner” as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in which sheet music cover art documents historical themes. Read essays discussing the histories of musical styles. Watch videos pairing sound recording with period illustrations. All this and more awaits you as the Library of Congress celebrates The Songs of America.

Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing.

– Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884)