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Music: Articles

A guide to books, articles, scores, and other resources related to music.

How Do I Find Articles?

Purchase College Library subscribes to more than 130 research databases in a variety of subject areas. In order to find articles and citations to articles, you will need to search within these databases.

Don't know which database to use? Academic Search Complete or ProQuest Research Library are good starting points for many subjects.

What if the database does not have an electronic version of the article? Most databases will have a Find It button that may link you to the electronic version of the article in another full text database. You can also search Journals by Title to locate electronic copies, or do a Title Search in the catalog to see if a print version is available in the library.

But what if the Purchase College Library doesn't have the journal you need? Purchase College students, faculty and staff may submit an Interlibrary Loan request to obtain copies of the articles you need from another institution; if the article is available, a copy will be delivered electronically to you.

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To find print journals, use the Catalog. To search for articles, use a specific database, or consult a subject guide.


Welcome to Purchase College Library's subject guide for MUSIC. Whether you're just starting your research or looking for a new approach, this guide can help you find books, articles, databases, websites, and other resources related to your research topic.

Music Article Databases

To find periodical articles on music topics, search these recommended databases:

Databases for Audio, Video, and Music Scores

To find audio and video recordings, as well as music scores, search these recommended databases:

Music Reference Databases

To find information about music topics, search these recommended databases:

Subject Guide

Mark Smith

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