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MUSIC INDEXES AND ABSTRACTS

INDEXES AND ABSTRACTS

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (1967-current)

Abstracts only, no full text, for items from 1967-present  RILM indexes more scholarly publications and is interdisciplinary in coverage.   Indexes music periodicals, chapters of books, festchrifts and periodicals in related subjects.

Advanced search most useful.  Allows for browsing types of documents, instruments, etc. to add to your search query.

To find full text of articles: check in the  Online catalogMusic Periodicals Database or JSTOR  to see if Vassar owns the print.

Music Periodicals Database (Full-Text)

Full text for many--not all--articles. Indexes music periodicals only.  Although there is overlap with RILM Abstracts, tends to cover the less scholarly, more popular titles.

JSTOR

JSTOR is not an index, but may be used to search texts of those 112 music journals that appear in JSTOR.  JSTOR seems like an index for the journals it covers since it can be searched by keyword, but it does not allow you to search by subject.

 

 

IMPORTANT RESOURCES

REF ML134.B1 M45 1998 
Melamed, Daniel R. An introduction to Bach studies. New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.

REF ML134.H16 P37 2005
Parker, Mary Ann. G.F. Handel: a guide to research. Routledge : New York, 2005.