Journal Articles Databases

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  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
    Indexes international scholarly literature on music 1800-present including comprehensive coverage of scholarly publications from 1967-present, some publications (including conference proceedings and festschriften) back to the early 1800s, and filling in more early publications annually.  Coverage includes more than 10,000 journals in 171 languages, with abstracts and indexing in English.
  • Proquest Music Periodicals Database - formerly known as International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP)
    Indexes more than 400 scholarly and popular music periodicals, with an emphasis on recent issues.
    The music journals include full-text for 35 scholarly music periodicals that are core to the profession.
  • Music Index
    Indexes more than 640 international scholarly and popular journals and magazines.  Best source for popular music.


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  • Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive
    contains 32 U.S. and U.K. trade magazines covering film, music, and broadcasting as well as film fan magazines and music press titles. The wide-ranging collection includes material from the age of Vaudeville and silent film to the year 2000.
  • Proquest Performing Arts Periodicals Database - formerly known as International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA)
    Indexes more than 200 scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals and covers nearly all aspects of the world of performing arts, including film, theater, opera, and dance. 1998-present.
  • RIPM: Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (1800-1950)
    Indexes and provides detailed contents descriptions for 51 periodicals from 15 countries. Late-18th through mid-20th century coverage.
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