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MUSC211: Introduction to Music History: Finding Articles & Journals

An introductory guide developed in support of MUSC 211. For a more advanced Music Research guide, please visit

Finding Articles in Databases

How do I find journal articles on a music-related topic?

Use databases to find articles published in scholarly sources. In many instances, you can access the full text of the article right from the database. There are subject-specific databases as well as broad interdisciplinary databases.  The following databases should be helpful when starting your research. 

Finding Journals

Where are the journals located?

Journals may be available either in paper copy or online.  Paper copy journals have call numbers, just like books.  Use the resources below to locate journals within the Library's collection.