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Scholarly Journals in Music

Peer-Reviewed journals in the various fields of music

Databases for Searching Articles in Music Education

Music Education journals are indexed in both music and education databases.  Simply click on "scholarly" or "peer reviewed" to narrow the search.  In some databases you can also narrow by type of article. 

ERIC, the U.S. government site for education research:

Music Index on Ebscohost

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature  on Ebscohost

You can search more than one Ebscohost database at a time.  Start with one and then click "Choose Databases" to add more:

Limit your results to Scholarly Articles:


Music Education Journals at Ball State

Music Education Journals available at Ball State

  • Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education
  • ISME Yearbook (International Society for Music Education) & Proceedings of the World Conference of the International Society for Music Education        
    ML 5 .I572
  • Journal of Historical Research in Music Education   (previous title: The Bulletin of Historical Research in Music Education 1980-1999)
  • Journal of Music and Meaning
  • Journal of Research in Music Education
  • Music Education Research
  • Music Educators Journal (not considered scholarly)
  • Philosophy of Music Education Review
  • Psychomusicology
  • Psychology of Music
  • Research and Issues in Music Education (RIME)