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Library Subject Guides

Music: Journal Articles and Databases

Music Databases


Search across a range of Library resources, including


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Finding Journal Articles

If you already have a reference to a journal article

  • Search the Library catalogue
    • Select the using the “Journal title begins with” option and enter the journal title
    • Check for print and electronic holdings (separate catalogue records)
  • Or instead, use Journal Search
  • Search MultiSearch
    • Use keywords from the article title and the author’s name

To find articles on a specific topic or by a particular author

  • Search in one or more specialised Music Databases
    see column at left
  • Search in MultiSearch
    • Use "Refine Your Search" options in the left menu bar to focus your search
      e.g. "egmont overture" and Refine Your Search=Scholarly & Peer-Review; Content Type=Journal Article

See also:

Tutorial: Find an Article

Video: How to Find Journal Articles in MultiSearch

Music Electronic Journals

Browse lists of:

Multidisciplinary Databases

These databases cover many other subjects as well as music and are useful for cross-disciplinary topics.

Google Scholar – Tips and Tricks

Google Scholar Search

Provides a simple way to search broadly for scholarly literature

Use Scholar Preferences

  • to import references into EndNote, BibTeX, etc: amend Bibliography manager details in the Search results section
  • to show Full-Text @ UC Library, choose ”University of Canterbury“ in the Library Links section

Use Google Scholar Library to organise your references

Newspaper Databases