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Key music journal resource
Index plus full-text coverage 1874 to current
Supports research in scholarly to popular music
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Overview

Music Periodicals Database is a music journal resource with more than half a million indexed articles, plus detailed abstracts and full text from 1874 to current, covering the scholarly to the popular.

Music Periodicals Database is an unrivalled resource for music research. It provides indexing and abstracts for more than 600 international music periodicals, plus full text for 220 journals. No other individual resource has comparable index-plus-full text coverage.

The database currently includes over 600,000 article records, the majority of which index the most recent eight years of publication. Around 200,000 index records in Music Periodicals Database are from the backfile (up to 1995) and much of this coverage commences at the first issue of the journal run, some starting as early as 1874.

Music Periodicals Database includes current full text articles from a range of publications and this new version of the site includes substantially more full text. As well as additional current coverage - both extended coverage and new full text titles - it also contains backfile full text content from the first published issue for a number of core music journals.

Music Periodicals Database covers a comprehensive range of subject areas in both scholarly and popular music journals ranging from International Journal of Music Education, Ethnomusicology, Jazz Education Journal and Musical Times to Rock and Rap Confidential and Rolling Stone. Articles examine the full spectrum of subjects and all aspects of music, including music education, performance, ethnomusicology, musical theatre, theory, popular music forms and composition. You can find articles on a diverse array of musical genres, from the liturgical chants of medieval monks to the eclectic sounds of contemporary alternative rock musicians.

  • Content Type: Scholarly Journals
  • MARC Records: Yes

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