Step One: Oxford Music Online
Use the article's bibliography to identify the most important and relevant articles, books, and dissertations about your topic. "Find in Your Library" searches both articles and books through OneSearch, and offers the option for Interlibrary Loan when Ball State does not own the item.
Step Two: Books (Monographs)
Use OneSearch to identify books about your topic.
For Music Collection holdings, limit your search to "Library Catalog." If there are too many results, you can limit the results to "Books/Ebooks" as the Content Type.
You can also search for books in other libraries via WorldCat, with a link to Ball State's Interlibrary Loan system within item descriptions.
Step Three: Scholarly Articles
For scholarly articles published after the latest citation in the Grove Music Online bibliography for your topic, use RILM Abstracts of Music Literature and Music Index. (Listed on the Libraries' Databases page) You can limit by year of publication in these and other search engines, to keep your results manageable. If there are too many results in languages other than English, you can narrow your search to articles in English.
JSTOR is an online depository of core scholarly journals in all subjects, including 76 core titles in music. Scroll down to the subject list to click on "Music" for a search of only music titles. You can also find a specific article by clicking on the title within the "Music" list, and then finding the date of the issue you need. JSTOR's backfile includes issues published before the earliest indexing dates of both RILM and Music Index.
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