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How to Find Journal Articles
When you search for a topic in our databases sometimes the article will be available as full-text.
If the article is not available as full text, you will get a list of citations. These citations usually refer to articles appearing in journals, magazines and newspapers. Note the information in the citation (author, title, journal title, volume, date, page numbers).
Then, check our Catalog to see whether we have the journal either in our stacks or through a different online source.
If we do not subscribe to the journal where your article appears, you can use our Interlibrary Loan Service to request a copy of the article you need.
Peer-reviewed journals, also known as Refereed journals or scholarly journals, are journals with articles that have been critically
evaluated and approved by several scholars (reviewers with expertise in the subject of the article)
before inclusion in a journal.
Peer reviews lend credibility to the article because the process
confirms the reliability of the data and the findings of the research.
To verify that a journal is peer-reviewed check Ulrich's Periodical Directory
Music & Humanities Databases
These databases include entries on music as well as a variety of related topics in the Humanities. Many contain journals with full text articles.
Oxford Music Online This link opens in a new window
Oxford Music Online is a new gateway that offers users the ability, for the first time ever, to access and cross-search the vast resources of Oxford's music reference in one location.
Academic Search Premier This link opens in a new window
Provides full text for over 2,940 scholarly publications including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, health sciences, and ethnic studies.
ARTstor This link opens in a new window
ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.
Cambridge Companions This link opens in a new window
Cambridge Collections Online offers subject or theme based collections of content within a richly functional, fully cross-searchable online environment.
Dissertations and Theses Global This link opens in a new window
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, offering millions of works from thousands of universities. Each year hundreds of thousands of works are added. Full-text coverage spans from 1743 to the present, with citation coverage dating back to 1637.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.
Project Muse This link opens in a new window
Provides online access to the full text of over 100 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
Opera in Video This link opens in a new window
A collection that contains five hundred hours of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries.
Click here to go to the eJournal Finder to search for journal titles in electronic format.
Selected Opera-related Journals
Google Scholar Search Box
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