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Music: Reference Works and Article Databases

Music resources - online and library reference materials

Online Reference Works

BEST BET for beginning your research: Oxford Music Online/Grove Music Online

Scholarly versus Popular articles

Google Scholar

Another place to start your search for full-text articles. 

Google Scholar Search

Finding a Specific Article

If you are looking for a specific article and you know its Title, the Publication it appeared in and other citation information, you can enter that information into our Citation Linker to see if Wayne State has a copy of it.

Citation Linker

A 19th Century Primary Resource for Music

Sourcebook for Research in Music (ONLINE ACCESS AVAILABLE)

Article Databases

BEST BETS for finding articles: RILM and Music Index

Content Delivery and Interlibrary Loan

Library Resources for Music Analysis

For musical analysis, you can search the library catalog by the composer's name, and "criticism and interpretation".

You can also search the author's last name, and add "analysis".

Haydn: criticism and interpretation

Beethoven and analysis