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Music: Periodicals

Journal Title Finder

To see if the library has a specific magazine, journal, or newspaper, enter the title in the search box below:

Magazines vs. Journals

Magazines: Articles in magazines are usually short in length and are written in a popular style.  Examples of magazines that focus on music are Gramophone and Down Beat.

Journals:  Articles in journals are usually lengthy and are written by scholars and experts in the field.  They often have bibliographies and extensive footnotes (which can provide leads to other sources).  Examples of journals that have articles on musical topics are Musical Times and Journal of Music Theory.

Databases

To access these databases from off-campus, click here.

Academic Search Premier – More than 4500 full-text magazines and scholarly journals.

American Periodicals Series Online – More than 1,000 American magazines and newspapers published between 1741 and 1940.

JSTOR Music Collection – Landing page for 76 music journals available through JSTOR.

 

Periodicals Research Tips

  • To find primary-source articles in American Periodicals Series Online, make sure you set the date range to a specific year or possibly a span of several years.
  • When looking for scholarly journal articles in JSTOR, you may want to check the "Article" box, so that you limit your search to just articles.