Indexes - Music

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature [EBSCO]
Coverage: 1967 -
Description: Indexes international scholarly literature in all genres of music, as well as music education, theory, therapy, and ethnomusicology. Currently provides verified bibliographic information with full citations and abstracts for over 500,000 records covering all document types: articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, electronic resources, reviews, and more. Full text is available for select items.
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Music Periodicals Database (formerly IIMP Full Text) [ProQuest]
Coverage: 1874 - (Indexing); 1996 - (Full text)
Description: Indexes over 500 international scholarly and popular music periodicals with full text for approximately 180 titles. Currently includes more than 770,000 records (the majority of which are journal articles from 1996 onward) plus detailed abstracts and full text from 1874 to the present. Covers a comprehensive scope of subject areas in journals ranging from Ethnomusicology, Jazz Education Journal and Musical Times to Rock & Rap Confidential and Rolling Stone.
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Music Index [EBSCO]
Coverage: 1970 -
Description: A comprehensive guide to music periodical literature, with coverage of both classical and popular music. Featuring content ranging from 1970 to the present, Music Index currently contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry for more than 480 periodicals as well as book reviews, dissertations on music, obituaries, news, and selective coverage for more than 230 periodicals.
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JSTOR
Coverage: Dates of coverage vary by journal title (all are from first issue to most recent 3-5 years). Includes the full text of current issues (up to the latest issue) for selected journals from selected publishers.
Description: Provides full-text access to the archives of core scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Currently, approximately 60 music journals are included -- click here to view list.
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RIPM: Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals [EBSCO]
Coverage: 1800-1950
Description: An international annotated bibliography of writings on musical history and culture found in music periodicals published from 1800-1950 provided by internationally-recognized scholars and editors. Currently, over 140 music periodicals from 20 countries are indexed, including articles, reviews, news columns, illustrations, music examples, surveys of the press, bibliographies, iconography, advertisements and more. Includes writings about composers, performers, and compositions, and provides a documentary history of 19th- and 20th-century music and musical life.
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Rock's Backpages
Coverage: Early 1960s -
Description: A digital collection of more than 30,000 articles (reviews, interviews, features and more) from a wide range of publications in the US and UK from Creem and Trouser Press to Rolling Stone and New Musical Express. It covers the early 1960s to the present day and features more than five thousand artists, ranging from 500-word album and concert reviews to 15,000-word interviews and features. The database covers a wide range of popular music and includes regular content updates, with the addition of at least 50 new articles per week (if you wish to receive weekly content update emails, you can sign up here). The articles are full-text and fully searchable by artist, date, genre, and keyword.
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Music Magazine Archive
Coverage: Mid-20th century -
Description: A series of digital collections focused on 20th- and 21st-century genres such as rock, folk, and hip-hop & rap. Each genre-based collection contains full issues of a diverse and influential group of magazines. These publications capture the social and historical context of each genre and together support scholarly research areas such as race, class, gender, American studies, and youth culture across the late-20th and 21st centuries. Researchers will find all material represented in the original publications, preserved in its original context, fully searchable and in high-resolution full color.
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Last modified: 07/17/2017