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Audio resources

The libraries subscribe to a number of databases that provide audio resources: streaming and downloadable music, spoken word recordings, and text to speech reading of article content. See also Audio books and Speeches and transcripts .

Streaming and downloadable music

African Music Database from Africa Knowledge Project

    African Knowledge Project
This resource is restricted to Virginia Tech users only

African Music Database from Africa Knowledge Project

African Music Database provides all types of African music beginning with highlife, traditional cultural groups, popular music, hiplife, and jazz. The growing database will feature music from artists in Africa and the global diaspora. Each work is downloadable in MP3. 2006-present.  

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National Jukebox from the Library of Congress

    National Jukebox from the Library of Congress
This resource is freely accessible

National Jukebox from the Library of Congress

The National Jukebox provides streaming music (via an embedded Adobe Flash player) from their collection of music and spoken word recordings and from other participating libraries. You can browse or search for recordings or playlists. 1910-1929.

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Naxos Music Library

    Naxos Music Library
This resource is restricted to Virginia Tech users only Contents of this resource available through Summon

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library provides streaming music from classical, jazz, world music, pop, rock, and Chinese orchestral CDs. NML also provides libretti and synopses for operas, a pronunciation guide for composer and artist names, an overview of musical terms, and work analyses and details with instrumentation, publishers, duration, work information and available recordings.  

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Presidential Speech Archive from the Scripps Library and Multimedia Archive

    Scripps
This resource is freely accessible

Presidential Speech Archive from the Scripps Library and Multimedia Archive

The Scripps Library, through cooperation with various presidential libraries, has been collecting some of the most important presidential speeches in American history. These speeches all have transcripts, and some are available in their entirety in audio or video. 1789-present.

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Spoken word recording

Oral History Online from Alexander Street Press

    Alexander Street Press
This resource is restricted to Virginia Tech users only

Oral History Online from Alexander Street Press

Oral History Online is both an index of full-text interviews and other oral history narratives and free oral history information online. The narratives cover diverse subjects, including civil rights and race relations, labor history, African American history, women's history, immigration studies, political history, American Indian history, regional history, and more.  

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Text to speech enabled databases

EBSCOhost databases

    EBSCOhost interface
This resource is restricted to Virginia Tech users only Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia This resource provides a mobile interface; see description for link Screencast tutorials available for this resource database provides Get VText links

EBSCOhost databases

Select from over 50 databases covering many subjects. Searching across multiple databases is easy and still allows access to database-specific limiting options. Many databases allow limiting to peer-reviewed sources. Most contain some full-text articles (in HTML and PDF). All EBSCOhost databases support mobile devices (with javascript enabled).  

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EBSCOhost databases offer text to speech reading of articles available as HTML in the database. You can select from three different English accents and reading speeds. The article can also be downloaded as an MP3.

Gale Biography in Context

    Gale Biography in Context
This resource is restricted to Virginia Tech users only Screencast tutorials available for this resource Contents of this resource available through Summon

Gale Biography in Context

Biography in Context provides access to over 600,000 biographies in HTML sourced from reference works, news reports, magazines and academic journals. It provides links to related websites, images, audio, and video clips.  

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Individual entries can be read aloud or downloaded as an MP3 using the Listen button at the top of the entry.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Gale Virtual Reference Library
This resource is restricted to Virginia Tech users only

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of searchable ebook reference works. You can search within a particular work or across the entire collection. Individual articles from these sources are presented in HTML and PDF. Illustrations, photos, maps, and multimedia content is often included.  

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Individual entries can be read aloud or downloaded as an MP3 using the Listen button at the top of the entry.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context from Gale

    Gale Opposong Viewpoints
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Opposing Viewpoint Resource Center from Gale

Opposing Viewpoints offers over 14,000 pro/con viewpoint essays on controversial topics and current events, plus thousands of topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies of social activists, court case overviews, related full-text periodical articles, statistical tables, and multimedia content.  

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Individual entries can be read aloud or downloaded as an MP3 using the Listen button at the top of the entry.

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mobile interface Mobile interface available, see description for link.
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get VText Resource provides Get VText links to access full text.
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