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All of the resources described in this LibGuide are free to the public or at least to members of the YSU community.
Some of them have optional subscription modes that provide you with additional features for a monthly fee, but these are not required.
Freemium is a business model by which a product or service (typically a digital offering such as software, media, games or web services) is provided free of charge, but a premium is charged for advanced features, functionality, or virtual goods.
The word "freemium" is a portmanteau combining the two aspects of the business model: "free" and "premium".
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Electronic Reserves - Maag Library
Electronic reserve materials that can be accessed online from on campus or remotely. Use when your professor says they have put materials on electronic reserve.
Grooveshark - Freemium
Grooveshark provides free music streaming, online radio stations, and lets you connect with artists and friends.
Last.fm - Freemium
Last.fm is a social music service that lets you discover new music you like, based on the music you already listen to.
National Jukebox: Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress
This site was developed to provide access to historical sound recordings. The recordings digitized for the project are from labels owned by Sony Entertainment, which has granted the Library a limited no-cost license to use the materials. At present, the collection consists of approximately 10,000 Victor label recordings produced between 1901 and 1925, including repertoire from popular, folk, and operatic idioms.
Naxos Music Library
Search for specific composers, works, or keywords. PLEASE LOG OUT WHEN FINISHED - there is a limit of FIVE concurrent users.
OhioLINK Music Center - YSU Subscription DB
Streaming music database of international works in a variety of genres from classical to spoken word with over 78,000 tracks.
Pandora - Freemium
Pandora is an automated music recommendation service that plays music similar to music or artists/composers you like, based on data from the Music Genome Project.
Raditaz Radio - Free
"Raditaz Radio is an alternative to Pandora with more music and fewer ads. The Raditaz Radio music catalog is 22 times larger than Pandora. Create your own personal radio station that plays your favorite music or listen to one of our curated radio stations."
Rhapsody - Free Trial
Rhapsody is an online music store subscription service available in the United States only.
Spotify - Freemium (was Free Trial)
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service providing DRM-protected content from a range of major and independent record labels, including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal. Currently maintaining free unlimited use.