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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.

Use E-Journal Titles to browse the contents of specific journals, or search for specific journal titles in the catalog. 

 

 

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.

For access to many other useful research databases and music- or dance-related websites, visit the music library website.

Music Literature Databases

Music Press and Music Industry

General Research Databases

Additional Databases

Cornell University Library provides access to many databases pertinent to disciplines in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and other areas. Explore the categories on the Databases page. Here are just a few examples of History: Primary Sources databases that feature music or musicians. 

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