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MGG Online is the preeminent digital encyclopedia for music researchers worldwide. Subscribers gain access to the second edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG, 1994–2008) along with new and substantially updated content. With over 19,000 articles written by more than 3,500 of the world authorities in all areas of music, subscribers will find in MGG Online a comprehensive research tool covering many topics in music and related fields. The platform on which MGG Online resides is equipped with the most advanced search and browse capabilities, connecting users to relevant content and offers language choices that make it accessible to a wide range of researchers.

Noteworthy features are:

  • Complete content of the second edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, plus continuous updates, revisions, and additions
  • A bilingual English / German interface
  • Instant translation from German into over 100 languages through integrated Google Translate
  • User accounts in which annotations and notes can be created, saved, and shared
  • Traceable browsing history, facilitating easy reference to previously viewed content
  • Sortability of works lists, bibliographies, discographies, and other lists
  • Easy switching between current and older versions of each article
  • Cross-references linking related content throughout MGG Online
  • Links to related content in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature and other resources
  • An interface compatible with mobile and tablet devices
  • And new: a timeline

Dynamic both in content and access, MGG Online has been developed by Bärenreiter and J. B. Metzler in partnership with RILM.

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