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Music Courses & Research: Articles

What can article sources do for you?

What can article sources do for you?

  • Shorter, narrower, more specific information (the opposite of an in-depth book)
  • Current information (news and magazines)
  • Scholarly research studies and results (peer-reviewed journals)

Journals in Print - current and back issues

Browse them downstairs!


  • Journal of the American Musicological Society (peer-reviewed)
  • Down Beat (jazz/blues)
  • Rolling Stone (popular)


  • Journal of Music Therapy (peer-reviewed)
  • Music Therapy Perspectives


  • The Choral Journal (peer-reviewed)
  • Opera News


  • The Clarinet (peer-reviewed)
  • Journal of Band Research
  • Strings

Databases with Articles relevant to Music Research

RILM is the main database for music research, but we have several more that apply.

Our music research databases index many articles to which we don't have immediate full text access. Sign up for an interlibrary loan account (free) as soon as possible so you can order any articles that we don't have in full text.

Journals in Print - issues prior to 2015 only

All issues in the stacks; no issues past 2015.

  • Musical Quarterly (peer-reviewed)


  • ITG: International Trumpet Guild Journal (peer-reviewed)
  • Clavier Companion
  • The Diapason (organ, harpsichord, carillon)
  • The Horn Call

Google Scholar

OR try Google Scholar. Google Scholar is a useful resource because on campus it will link to full text in any of our databases--make sure to use Advanced Search (you have to click on the "More" down arrow).

Anything we don't have, simply request from Interlibrary Loan!