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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

Research Databases at the Library

Duquesne University subscribes to several databases which will aid you in your research. These include RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, Music Periodicals Database, Naxos Music Library, and Oxford Music Online, among others.

Click here to view all music-related subscription databases.

Free Online Journals and Databases

In addition to Duquesne-subscribed databases, there are free, open-access journals and databases which may be helpful in your research. These can be found below.

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