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Articles (journals, newspapers, magazines)

Key article databases on music.

Arrow RILM Abstracts of Music Literature Click for more information View a demonstration.
International bibliography of scholarly writings on music.

Arrow JSTOR Click for more information
Search the full-text archive of humanities journals, including music journals.

Arrow Google Scholar Click for more information View a demonstration.
Works like Google but restricted to academic material only.

Arrow Scopus Click for more information View a demonstration.
Multidisciplinary database covering scholarly articles on music.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Index New Zealand Click for more information
Indexes a wide range of New Zealand journals and newspapers including some music material.

Arrow Database Licence Information
Legal guidelines about how and by whom Library-subscribed article databases may be used.

Music Recordings & Scores

Arrow Search Discover
Search Discover to find CDs (audio), DVDs (video) and music scores on your topic, using the Source Types limit on the left of the screen.

For scores, useful search phrases may include "miniature score*", "play along" or "play a long".

Arrow eTV Click for more information
Recorded television - includes the Arts Channel.

Arrow WorldCat Click for more information
Search for scores & other music held by libraries worldwide.

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Concepts & Definitions

Arrow Oxford Dictionary of Music
View via Oxford Music Online.

Arrow Oxford Companion to Music
View via Oxford Reference Online.

Background Information

Arrow Grove Music Online
View via Oxford Music Online.

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