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Music: A Guide to Library Resources and Research: Articles, Databases, and Electronic Journals

A guide to library resources for music research at Cornell.

Articles in CUL Search

The Cornell University Library homepage features a single search that includes the library catalog, articles, databases, and more.

These can be searched separately or simultaneously.

Use Articles & Full Text to access articles you have seen cited somewhere; enter keywords from the article title and the author's last name. Read the Search Tips to learn more.


To discover articles (that is, to find citations for articles that you don't yet know about), use the music-specific databases listed below, especially Oxford Music Online, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, and Music Index Online.

Literature Databases

For access to many other useful research databases and music- or dance-related websites, see the Cornell Music Library website.

Electronic Journals

Many individual journals are available electronically, usually from ca. 1996 to the present. You can search by title in the catalog, or use the "E-journal Titles" tab on the Cornell University Library homepage.