For a guide to printed materials on this topic, see Music.All-Music Guide: All non-classical music. Answers who did what song when and on what album. Searchable by artist, album, song, style, and label. Includes biographical information on artists.
Archives of African American Music and Culture: Aimed particularly at the researcher. The archives collections contain a variety of formats, including audio and video recordings,photographs, and original scores.
Blue Flame Cafe: interactive biographical encyclopedia of blues singers.
Canadian Music Periodical Index: indexes topics in Canadian periodicals.
Ceolas: information on Celtic music
Digital Traditions Folksong Database Search Page: Search for folk songs using keyword.
Dirty Linen: coverage of events & artists in folk, Celtic & world music
folkmusic.org: Searchable using the Find button on the left portion of the screen. Contains news, featured articles, and special events.
Internet Resources for Music Scholars
Live Music Archive
Mudcat Cafe: Blues/Folk. Search engine for lyrics.
Music Heritage Network Instrument Encyclopedia
Music Theory Online: This is an electronic journal (1993 - ) and is partly searchable.
Robert Johnson Notebooks: includes a list of critical papers and a biography of the blues singer.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum: Visit the rock and roll hall in Cleveland.
Sacred Harp Shape Note Singing
Sound & Spirit: "Music and ideas that celebrate the human experience." Ellen Kushner, radio host. Home page of public radio program.
Worldwide Internet Music Resources