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If you are looking for articles on a topic and do not know which journals they may be contained in, please use a periodical database to search for them.
If you already know the title of the journal you want, or want to browse what journals are available, they are cataloged in the OSU Libraries Catalog. They can be searched by the name of the periodical or found by searching using a broad subject search, such as Music - Periodicals.
There are a variety of electronic journals about music available by library subscription or full-text within various databases. They can be found in two ways: through their OSU Libraries Catalog records, or from the complete E-Journals list linked on the Libraries' home page.
Online resources for music research at OSU Libraries include both online reference sources and several databases that index scholarly music literature. Links to full-text are included for many of the articles found here. Below are listed some of the most useful resources for music.
In addition to the resources available in music, it is also useful to be familiar with the general education resources as well. They often include important literature on music education. Also included are the major Psychology databases, which can sometimes contain relevant research.
Find Books in 1Search by author, title, subject or keyword. The Library of Congress Subject Headings books (located at the Reference Desk) can aid you in choosing useful subject terms.
Scores are also searchable in 1Search. Try using the composer as author. Scores are also listed under their form, such as Harpsichord music or Symphonies - Scores.
Music books and scores are located on the 5th floor.
Choosing the OSU Libraries + Summit scope option in 1Search will also find books and scores at our partner Summit libraries, and you can put in a request for these to be sent to you here at OSU.
Using research that has been evaluated by other experts in the field (peer reviewed or refereed) is an efficient way of finding research of value. Some ways to identify if the research is peer-reviewed:
Other ways to identify scholarly articles:
The University of Arizona Library has a web page and tutorial on identifying the differences between popular and scholarly articles at http://www.library.arizona.edu/help/tutorials/scholarly/guide.html
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