Find citations of journal articles or book chapters on your topic in an article index or subject-related database such as RILM or Music Index Online. Use the web proxy to access electronic journals and databases from off-campus.
Nota bene: Once you find a useful citation, search QCAT for the source journal or book title containing 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 provide PDF full text articles, or contain links to the full text if it is available via other databases in our collection.
Can't find the article you need at Queen's either in print or electronically? Try RACER, our interlibrary loan service. But remember to start your research early!
Major Music Article Databases (more 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)
ATLA Religion Database (covers topics such as world religions, and religious perspectives on social issues)
Bibliography of Native North Americans (covers native North American culture, history, and life)
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)
Political Studies @ ProQuest (searches 4 political studies databases, including IBSS, PAIS, Worldwide Political Abstracts, ProQuest Political Science)
Sociology @ ProQuest (searches 3 sociology databases simultaneously, including Sociological Abstracts, IBSS and ProQuest Sociology)
Canadian Music Periodical Index
Citations to nearly 30,000 articles on music in Canada, dating from the late-19th century to the present day. Also indexes significant articles on international music and musicians, published in Canadian periodicals since 1999. Covered are 500 Canadian music journals, newsletters and magazines, almost 200 of which are currently active and continue to be indexed
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.