Alexander Street Press Databases

Active members of the GFU community and alumni have access to the following:

  • African American Music
    Listen online to recordings of jazz, blues, gospel, and other forms of African American musical expression.

  • American Song
    History database including songs by and about Native Americans, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Also contains songs on Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests and more.

  • Classical Music Library
    Comprehensive database of distinguished classical recordings.

  • Contemporary World Music
    Contains important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.

  • Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works
    Contains transcripts of real therapy and counseling sessions and first-person narratives illuminating the experience of mental illness and its treatment.  Also includes as well as reference works to contextualize the primary material.

  • Counseling and Therapy in Video
    Large and rich online collection of video for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.

  • Jazz Music Library
    Thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.

  • Music Online
    Cross-searches all of the library's Alexander Street Press music databases. Includes African American Music, American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library,  and Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries.

  • Music Online: Classical Scores Library
    Comprehensive database of classical scores, representing the major composers output, spanning all genres and time periods from the Western classical canon.

  • Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
    Encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions, with 35,000 tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds.


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