Rock’s Backpages is the world’s only comprehensive archive of music journalism, featuring over 37,000 full text, primary source articles on the last 60 years of music and popular culture. It has proven to be an invaluable resource for students, researchers and library patrons at over 250 schools, universities and public libraries across the world, including Dallas Public Library and Harvard, NYU and Princeton.
Public libraries have discovered Rock’s Backpages to be a resource that engages younger and older patrons alike. With over 6,000 artists represented in the database covering over 60 genres, all fully indexed, searchable and interlinked, users are able to dive into exploring their favourite bands and topics quickly and easily. For instance, it is possible to trace the history and influence of The Beatles through more than 300 articles, ranging from reviews of their first trip to America in 1964 to a previously unpublished feature about Sgt. Pepper 10 years later.
At Rock’s Backpages, they believe in connecting communities and equipping young learners with the skills they will need to succeed going into further education. For this reason, they would like to offer libraries the opportunity to secure gratis subscriptions for all local schools as long as the library subscribes on or before December 17, 2018. Public libraries which subscribe to Rock’s Backpages are eligible for a consortial discount of 20% on orders placed through OhioNET. Furthermore, should libraries subscribe as a group of two or more, they can take advantage of aggregated discounts, making Rock’s Backpages even more affordable and opening up access to even more schools.
Rock’s Backpages enables students to get to grips with research techniques and citation while being an engaging, living resource featuring a diverse range of content. Articles cover all forms of popular music from grunge to soul, funk and R&B, as well as topics including politics, fashion and festivals. As a result, Rock’s Backpages has found a home in a broad range of classes from American and cultural studies to history and social studies.
To take a look at the resource yourself, please use the following details to sign in at rocksbackpages.com:
This username and password will provide unlimited access to Rock’s Backpages until December 18, 2018.
For further information and to obtain a quote, please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-484-1064 or email Rock’s Backpages directly at email@example.com.