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Music Library Resources: Articles & Databases


Starting with a Specific Journal

If you're looking for articles in a particular journal:

Use the E-Journals list to see if we have electronic access. You can also search for a journal from the library homepage.

If we don't have it electronically, check QuickSearch to see if we have it in print. Make sure to limit format to Journal/Serial.

Tips for Using Databases

-Use search operators to narrow or widen your search:

  • AND: to narrow your topic and retrieve fewer results. Ex.: Ravel and ballet
  • OR: to narrow your topic and retrieve more results. Ex.: cello or violoncello
  • *: the truncation symbol will retrieve all words beginning with that stem. Ex. symphon*
  • " ": to combine two or more words in a phrase. Ex.: "ars nova"

-Even though each database has its own interface, you can expect that ALL databases will have these commonalities:

  • Keyword or subject headings
  • Links to Full Text OR other links to locate full text
  • A way to save, email, and/or export citations

Free Online Journals and Databases

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