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IIMP-Full Text

IIMP-Full Text (International Index to Music Periodicals, Full-Text) provides indexing and abstracts for 400+ music periodicals and full text for 140+ music journals. This database includes citations to both scholarly and popular music periodicals, and covers topics such as music education, performance, music theory and composition, musical theatre, ethnomusicology, and popular music. Almost all records in IIMP come from English language periodicals.

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RILM

RILM (Répertoire internationale de littérature musicale) indexes journal articles, books, conference proceedings, and reviews, primarily in the areas of musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and analysis. Its coverage is international in scope, and it includes citations for many foreign language materials. RILM's coverage extends from 1966 through the present.

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RIPM

RIPM (Répertoire internationale de la presse musicale = Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals) is an international, highly annotated bibliography with detailed content analysis of writings on musical history and culture between 1800 and 1950 written by internationally-recognized scholars and editors. RIPM is updated biannually and currently indexes the contents of 120 music periodicals including articles, reviews, illustrations, music examples, advertisements, press reviews, and more. RIPM offers more than 5,000 English-language translations of articles from journals in other languages.

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General Databases including Music Content

 
JSTOR

Founded in 1995, JSTOR is a non-profit, interdisciplinary, scholarly archive. It features complete runs of scholarly journals, with articles digitized into pdfs. JSTOR currently contains 90+ music journals, including Cambridge Opera Journal, Journal of the American Musicological Society (JAMS), Early Music, Music Educators' Journal, and Perspectives of New Music.

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ProQuest

ProQuest Research Library is not solely music-related, but provides indexing, abstracts and selected full text or full images of articles in a wide range of magazines and journals. It includes general interest and news publications as well as selected scholarly journals.

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ProQuest Historical Newspapers

ProQuest Historical Newspapers contain full-text access to the following newspapers, Atlanta Constitution (1868-1945), The Chicago Defender (1910 - 1975), Chicago Tribune (1849 - 1986), The New York Times (1851 - 2006), and The Washington Post (1877 - 1993). This database is particularly helpful for locating concert reviews from performances from these cities as well as concert advertisements and obituaries.

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