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Video, Audio & Images: Audio & Music

Locating film, audio, and images

Streaming Audio

Off-campus use of the following four databases is for UGA affiliates only

Naxos Music Library: Includes Naxos CDs focusing on classical, choral, and opera but also includes a range of other genres (blues, world, folk, pop, gospel, standards, and some jazz).

Contemporary World Music:  Music from all regions of the world including 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. 

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries: Music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds including childhood songs, counting games, drama, ethnomusicology, sing-alongs, stories, traditional music and world music, as well as animal sounds and ocean sounds.

American Song:  Historical American song featuring such genres as blues, R&B, country, folk, bluegrass, jazz, rock, and pop.

Audio on CD

The Libraries' collection of music CDs are located in the School of Music Library in room 350 of the Hodgson School of Music. They have equipment for listening to CDs, vinyl records, cassette tapes, and digital recordings as well as viewing equipment for DVDs and VHS tapes.

Audio Archives

The Walter J. Brown Media Archive & Peabody Awards Collection is housed in the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Building. Their collection currently includes more than 250,000 titles in film, video, audiotape, transcription disks, and other recording formats dating from the 1920s to the present. Among the major audio collections:

The Peabody Awards Collection includes almost every entry since 1940 for radio. Entries may be listened to onsite in the Special Collection Library, although some of the entries can be listened to online.  Search the Peabody Awards database.

Besides the Peabody Awards Collection, the Brown Media Archive has a variety of audio and music collections; among them are radio programs, folk music, Protestant sermons and songs, and interviews.

For research assistance, contact the Media Archives at