In This Guide
This guide will help you begin your research in music through the library's collections and beyond.
Use the tabs to navigate through the following pages of the guide:
- Find Articles - search for articles online and in print.
- Find Books - find print and eBooks.
- Reference Works - get background information on your topic, identify key authors and works, and more by using bibliographies, subject encyclopedias and biographical sources.
- Primary and Web Sources - find professional organizations, scholarly societies and other quality web resources.
- Citing Sources - information on citation formats, citation management tools and more.
Core Online Resources
These are likely to be the best online sources in which to start your music research.
- Fine Arts and Music CollectionProvides full text magazines and scholarly journals in the fine arts and music.
- Music Periodicals DatabaseProvides coverage from 1874 to the present of popular and scholarly works in music.
- Performing arts Periodicals DatabaseProvides indexing and full text coverage of performing arts.
- JSTORContains full text articles from major research journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage of most journals starts from the beginning of a journal's publication and typically excludes the most recent three to five years.
- Oxford Music OnlineIncludes full text of the 29-volume New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition.
- RILM Abstracts of Music LiteratureIndexes citations and articles for scholarly journals in all areas of music published by Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM).
- Web of ScienceMaintains citation searching for high impact research journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences and includes emerging sources citation indexing from 2005.