Research at the university level can be intimidating. If you have
questions about how to find information, our librarians are always
ready to help, but sometimes it is good to have a written explanation
that lets you see the big picture and learn at your own pace. These
guides introduce concepts that may help you understand research
assignments and learn to find good sources.
Start here to search journals, magazines, and newspapers for articles on your topic.
- International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) Full Text
An index of academic journals and popular magazines on music from 1874 to present.
- Music Online
Audio, video, and books in classical music, dance, folk music, jazz, and more. (Streaming media)
- Oxford Music Online
Information about composers, musicians, instruments, music forms, and terminology.
- African American Music Reference
Essays and images from books on blues, jazz, gospel, and more.
- Classical Scores Library
Online access to 15,000 classical music scores and manuscripts.
- Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
Essays on the musical traditions of cultures around the world. (Streaming media).
- Pop Culture Universe - Articles
Articles on American popular culture from 1900 to the present.
- Academic Search Complete
A multi-disciplinary database of journals, magazines, book chapters, and government reports.
Full-text from 1,300 academic journals, plus historical pamphlets and primary sources. Most content is archival (1834 to 5 years ago), with current content for 200 journals.
- Project MUSE
Electronic journals in the humanities and the social sciences.
- ProQuest Newspapers
The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Washington Post.
- ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Search, view, and print historical articles from nine United States newspapers, including the New York Times (1851-2007), the Chicago Tribune (1849-1987), the Los Angeles Times (1881-1987), the Washington Post (1877-1994), and the Wall Street Journal (1889-1993).
- Web of Science
Search high-quality scholarly journals in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.