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Music: Find Articles

Resources for music research.

What is a Database?

A database is a collection of articles, book chapters and other information from reliable sources.

Select one of the databases listed in the middle column to locate these materials.

All of the resources in these databases come from magazines, newspapers, journals and books. Although they are delivered through the Internet, they are not considered "Internet Sources" by your professors. 

Articles from the databases may be printed, saved to a drive or emailed for later use.

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The following databases will help you locate articles on a variety of music topics. They can be accessed from off-campus using your N# and portal password.

Citations from the Databases

Citations in the Databases

Most of the databases now provide citations for articles. You must locate the tools box and look for the link to cite or citation tools. 

Once you click on the link, you will be given several choices.  Select MLA  or APA and then choose Save. Next, choose Open to see the citation. Copy and paste this citation into your works cited page.  Make sure it is correct. All words in the title of the article must be capitalized. Once you have all your citations, make sure they are in alphabetical order by the authors' last names.

This is the tool box for all EBSCO databases such as Academic Search Complete and Humanities International. Once you click on the Cite link, you will be given all possible citation formats for the article. Select MLA  or APA. Copy and paste the citation into your works cited page. Be sure to check that titles are capitalized and formats are correct.