Nota bene: Once you have found a useful citation, then search QCAT for the source journal or book title which contains the article you need: i.e the title of the whole book or the whole journal in which the article can be found.
Some databases will provide the full text of articles, or contain links to the full text if it is available via other databases in our collection.
If you can't find the article you need at Queen's either in print or electronically, try RACER, our interlibrary loan service.
Major Music Article Databases (see other music databases below Interdisciplinary and Crossdisiplinary Databases)
Access from off-campus to electronic databases or electronic journals provided for the Queen's community requires use of the web proxy
Academic Search Complete (multi-disciplinary index to peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, monographs and reports, with approximately 50% of the journal titles also containing the full-text of articles)
America: History and Life (covers also native populations in Canada, U.S., Mexico)
Bibliography of Native North Americans (covers native North American culture, history, and life)
Film Index International (stories and bibliographical references re the film)
Gender Studies Database (interdisciplinary topics related to gender studies include music)
IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (areas include anthropology, art, cultural studies, gender studies, geography, race and ethnic studies, religious studies, sociology)
International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance (selective articles with full-text)
JSTOR (an electronic journal archive providing access to the entire "backrun" of many core academic journals in the humanities, social sciences, business, and law, from v. 1 to within 2-5 years of current volume).
Oxford Reference Online - Music (Music collection component of Oxford Reference Online, a database of full-text e-book dictionaries, companions and Oxford reference works, 5-user limit)
Oxford Reference Online – Society and Culture (Society and Culture component of Oxford Reference Online, a database of full-text e-book dictionaries, companions and Oxford reference works, 5-user limit)
Sociology @ ProQuest (searches 3 sociology databases simultaneously, including Sociological Abstracts, IBSS and ProQuest Sociology)
Journal articles are important as they contain the most-up-to-date research in a given field and often focus on a particular aspect of a topic.
Consult our guide Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals, to help evaluate and decide which journal articles will be useful for your essay.
See key journals for popular music below. Many related articles will also be found in other interdisciplinary journals.
Check QCAT under Journal Title Exact to see if the journal is in print or electronic format at Queen's:
GEMS (Gender, Education, Music, and Society)
Words & music (formerly: Canadian composer)