These are UCSD Only subscription streaming databases. For off-campus access, see the box at left.
Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM)
American music from 19th century to contemporary compositions, electronic music, folk, jazz, Native American music, and more.
Approximately 1200 works culled from the empreintes DIGITALes catalogue and its composers. Here you can discover new recordings as well as some timeless “classics” of electroacoustics.
Over 100,000 tracks that span the history of jazz and include blues, R&B, and more.
Naxos Music Library
Primarily classical music from more than 650 record labels. Contains more than 1,460,600 tracks of both standard and rare repertoire and is growing monthly.
465 hours of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon.
Search Roger for CDs, DVDs, and older formats. Roger also links to recordings in some (not all) of the online databases noted below. Usually a combination of keywords works best, such as composers and/or performers, piece, or pop song or album titles.
As an option, the Roger Audio scope will exclude scores, books, DVDs and other formats from your search result, useful especially for famous composers. Roger also has a Films & Videos scope that's useful if you want to only see what DVDs or videos we have of an opera or concert.
When you find something you want to play, write down the call number and bring it to the Media Desk. Our staff will then set you up to listen or view at a console where you have remote control.
Vinyl LPs have an "MU" call number in Roger, and open reel tapes are "MUR." Due to space considerations in Geisel, these formats are kept in the library's Annex off campus.
Please contact the Media Desk staff in advance at 858-534-8074 so that we can get your request(s) from the Annex.