Naxos Music Library is a database of streamed recordings. The content is primarily classical, although some jazz is also included. Most of the recordings in the database have tracks you can listen to, although there are a few, historical, recordings that do not have tracks. You can search the database by composer, work and label; keyword search; or an advanced search engine with up to 10 combined search criteria. Recordings may not be copied or downloaded.
The database includes a Playlist tab, where you can create your own list (on your personal computer) or access playlists that faculty have made for courses. Here are the steps to access faculty playlists:
1) If you are off-campus when you click on the link for Naxos Music Library, you will be prompted to enter your name and your barcode number, which is on the back of your MaineCard. If your barcode number is not working, contact our Circulation Department at 581-1666.
2) Once you've entered the database, find the "Playlists" tab under the blue header. This will get you to a list of all available playlists. Make sure you get the name of the assigned playlist from your instructor.
3) When you know which list to choose, click on the title of the playlist, not the green arrow button, to access the full list of tracks. (Clicking on the green arrow will result in the playing of the first track on the list.)
4) When you have the list, click the box(es) next to the track(s) you wish to listen to. Then click the Green Arrow button at the top of the list.
If you have any questions, please contact us (Ask-a-Librarian) and we will be happy to assist you.