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MUS 356: Women, Music, and Culture

Women & Music

Women & Music:  A Journal of Gender and Culture is an important journal to be aware of.

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Music Databases

These databases cover the field of music in depth.  Use them to find journal articles and other publications.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
A comprehensive guide to publications on music from all over the world, RILM Abstracts covers all literature about music, not just journal articles. Entries include abstracts in English. Coverage begins with 1967. Truncation symbol: *. Wildcard: ? for one character, * for multiple characters.

Music Index Online
Indexes articles in more than 700 music periodicals and selectively indexes journals in related fields. Coverage begins with 1979.  Caution: omit punctuation other than quotation marks (for phrases).  Truncation symbol: $.  Wildcard for any number of characters: $.

International Index to Music Periodicals
Try this for popular music.  Indexes articles in more than 430 music journals from about 20 countries; selectively indexes some newspapers. Coverage begins with 1996 except for selected titles indexed in their entirety.  Abstracts are provided for articles published after 1995.  To limit results to articles in English and/or exclude reviews, use the Advanced Search. Truncation symbol: *.  Wildcard: ? (Use to replace any single character.  May be repeated.)

Additional Databases

These databases help you search the literature of various fields simultaneously.

Academic Search Complete
A large multidisciplinary database offering full text of over 5000 periodicals.  Also indexes and abstracts other types of publications.  Coverage dates vary, with some content going as far back as 1865.

JSTOR (Journal Storage Project)
A multidisciplinary collection of academic journals in digitized form. Not always current—for most journals, coverage begins with vol. 1 but lacks the most recent 2-5 years, by agreement with the publisher. Sometimes current issues are in Project Muse, a companion database.

Google Scholar
Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines.  Try the "Advanced Scholar Search" to focus your search.  Be aware that the links to Emory content sometimes yield false negatives.  Always search EUCLID before you conclude that Emory doesn't own the cited source.

Women's Studies International
Covers the core disciplines in women's Studies up to the latest scholarship in feminist research (1972-present).


EBSCOhost Databases
This casts a very wide net.  Use it for a combined search of numerous in-depth databases covering various disciplines, or choose just the databases you want.  RILM Abstracts, Music Index, and Academic Search Complete are included.  Be aware that this type of combined searching may not yield all the results retrieved by searching the databases individually.

LexisNexis Academic
Full-text access to news (1980- ), business, medical, educational, and legal sources.  A key source for newspaper articles.

Databases @ Emory
Find databases in all disciplines.

Newspaper Articles

Newspaper research is a specialized task.  Get started with the resources below, or just ask for help!

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