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Your starting point for finding reference works, books, articles, scores, and recordings.


This guide is meant to help students deal with the various aspects of music research. Remember that Reference librarians are here to help with your research, and are available in a number of ways, including one-on-one research appointments.

If you are working on a research assignment, be sure to check our Undergraduate Library Research Award!

Most Useful Places to Search: Music

Scholarly Articles:

If you are looking for peer-reviewed and/or scholarly articles for research, I recommend you start with one of these databases. These are not the only places where you can find music-focused research, but it is a good first step.


If you are looking for an in-depth, full-length treatment of a particular topic, books are a good place to begin. Searching the library catalog (aka LINUS) is how you find both print and e-books owned by the library. If you can't find what you need in our collection, use LINK+ to search collections of other academic libraries.