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Research Guides

Music: Articles

Finding Fulltext Articles

Some databases only provide citations, not the fulltext of the article.  Look for this icon:

Click it to see options for viewing the fulltext. 

You may be redirected to a different database, to the library's print holdings, or to interlibrary loan.

Interlibrary Loan

If you need an article that's not available at the UI Library, use the library's free Interlibrary Loan service to request it.

The first time you use this service, click on "First Time Users Click Here!" to register. You can also request books and other research materials through Interlibrary Loan.

Google Scholar @ UI

Want to use Google Scholar to find articles?

Go to Scholar Preferences and scroll down to "Library Links". Type "University of Idaho" in the search box, and select both "University of Idaho-U Idaho 360 Link" and "Open WorldCat-Library Search". Scroll down and save changes. This will allow Google Scholar to cross-check some of our subscriptions and give you full-text access with your UI log-in.

Google Scholar Search

Key Databases for Finding Music Articles

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Covers all types of publications on music in all media. RILM includes over 570,000 records from 151 different countries, with over 33,000 new records added every year. Primary coverage is from 1967 to present with selected publications are indexed as far back as 1835. This is an index, meaning that we may or may not have access to resources in search results. See the boxes on the left of this page for more information.


Includes many excellent music resources among its over 2200 titles in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The UI subscription includes all JSTOR titles with the exception of the Ireland Collection and 19th Century British Pamphlets. With a few excepions, JSTOR titles do not include current issues. There’s a ’moving wall’ of 3-5 years, depending on title, for which the latest issues are not available.

Academic Search Premier

Some good music resources mixed in with many other subjects, this is a good general index to start your research. This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 3,600 scholarly publications, including full text for more than 2,700 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study. Updated daily.